Sunday, October 17, 2010


Doesn't there always seem to be an excuse?

"I couldn't resist!"

"It was a party, I'm supposed to have fun!"

"I'm too busy all day, I don't have time to track my food"

"I'm too stressed out, grabbing a burger out is just easier"

"I got a promotion, I deserve a splurge!"

"I'm too tired by the end of the day to exercise."

Seriously?  The list could go on and on. 

We make choices all the time.  Decisions throughout the entire day.  What to wear in the morning?  Whether or not to bring the umbrella to work.  Which road to take to avoid traffic.  Do I flirt with the waiter at Starbucks today?  What TV show to watch in the evening. 

Decisions and choices throughout the entire day.  Most of which aren't too difficult.  We make these choices because they are a part of our every day life.

Food is also a choice.  Not only what we eat but how much and when we are going to eat it.  It's simple. 

At least it should be simple.  But clearly in a country with so many overweight people, it is not a simple choice. 

We find ourselves deciding to eat something that we KNOW we shouldn't and that we didn't originally plan. 

You need to choose what to wear to work. The blue business suit or the pink spandex pants and fluffy green sweatshirt.  The pink spandex pants and fluffy green sweatshirt are WAY more comfortable than the blue business suit but you know that you shouldn't wear them to the office. You make the wise decision to choose the business suit. 

So why do we choose to eat the burger and fries from a drive through window when we could go home and have a turkey sandwich?  Why do we choose to make cupcakes rather than eat the apples?  

It's often the excuses that get in the way.

You wouldn't show up to work in the fluffy green sweatshirt and start making excuses to your boss would you?  (though your co-workers might get a kick out of it!)

I have been making excuses my whole life.  I still am, every day. Some excuses are valid, most not valid.  Many excuses that I THINK are valid, but when it comes right down to it, they aren't.  

Stop. Making. Excuses.

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  1. I guess all I have to say to this post is... YUP!

  2. I love the cartoon, and honestly, I have used my fair share of excuses. Great post!

  3. Oh, yes. I'm in there all over this post.

  4. Yep, and I can convince myself my excuses are valid when I'm making them up. But if I would just stop and be mindful, I would realize I'm just messing with my own head. I kind of needed this post today, because it's not even noon yet and I'm already struggling today.

  5. Great post and soooo true. I wholeheartedly agree!

  6. LOL--I have that cartoon on my fridge! Yup. We need to stop the excuses. Start making different choices.

  7. So true :) (And yes, I love the cartoon!!)
    Cindy :)

  8. Thanks. I needed that. It helped me go get celery to munch on instead of something else! Thanks.


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