What was your excuse again?

As I was catching up on the Dancing with the Stars premiere show, I was absolutely dumbfounded by one of the performances. Noah Galloway is a true inspiration for people all over the world. Not only is he a true hero, but he shows us all what it means to persevere through hardships and do things that nobody ever thought possible.

This performance actually made me tear up, and it really made me appreciate everything that I have taken for granted. It is a true blessing to be able to exercise on a daily basis, and he has had to learn how to do it without two of his limbs. If he can do that, the majority of the people out there saying “I can’t do that” for whatever reason – can do it too.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right” Henry Ford  

I love this quote, and I think it is perfect here. Noah says in his highlight reel that what he lacks in limbs, he plans to make up for with hard work and determination. THAT is what it takes. Stop thinking you can’t do things, and start telling yourself that you can do things if you work hard enough! It might take a lot of practice, but eventually you can get there.

Create motivation through determination

I hear all the time “I don’t have the motivation to work out“, and I cringe. I know the feeling, I was in the same place a few years ago. I did not want to work out at all, and I had so many other things to do.. Including watching a bunch of television, Netflix, and surfing the internet. If I had just been willing to give up some of my TV and internet time, I could have easily found the time to do my workouts. IT WAS AN EXCUSE. I simply hadn’t made it a priority.

In the beginning of the journey, it is not about having the motivation to do it. Instead, it is about making a CHOICE to make it a priority to start eating healthier and working out. Make this choice to create a better body and a better life for yourself and the people that you care about. Once you start seeing results from that choice, and it starts positively impacting your mood and other areas of your life, that is when motivation kicks in and pushes you to continue. Don’t use a lack of motivation as another excuse to stay inactive, get moving and create your own motivation through determination!

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