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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

No more excuses...

"Eliminate the excuses that keep you where you are! Whenever you think of an excuse, ask yourself if there has ever been anyone in similar circumstances who succeeded in spite of them! If not, be a trailblazer! Excuses nail you to your problems! Freedom calls you."
~Bishop Dale C. Bronner

I read a post on my friend Emma's facebook. She has worked her butt off and lost 75lbs so far. She's gone hardcore too. I'm so stinkin proud of her. She's an inspiration to me. I've been talking about doing that.. but just haven't really taken it seriously - to the point of COMMITTING TO IT... until today.

Today my husband and I made a commitment to each other. We are taking our relationship to the next level. :) We are now going to be ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS! That's right. He and I both want 2011 to be the year that we change these bodies we're living in, into sweat loving, fat burning, healthy eating machines! This is exciting for me because for ONCE he's on board with me! He's never had an issue with his weight or health, until he hit 30 years old. :) (and still he's not really overweight) I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. I don't want to be consumed with fear or obsession about my weight. But, I'm not getting any younger... I want to enjoy my life for as long as I can. All the fad diets I've tried have failed me... and ruined my metabolism.

Starting tomorrow, Keith and I will hold each other accountable to exercise DAILY - for at least 30 mins a day for 28 days straight. NO MORE EXCUSES.

If either of us fails to exercise for 30 mins on any given day, we will not be able to use the internet until we exercise for an additional 30 mins to make up for lost time... or lose the day's internet browsing completely. (...that might kill me)

So... No Internet might just be the trick I've needed to get my butt in gear ...

1) To exercise daily for 30 min increments by using, "The Biggest Loser" Kinect game - or "Dance Central exercise portion" or "walk/run" for 30 mins or more.

2) To lose 30 pounds by June 1st; 1-2lbs a week.

Totally doable.

What kind of a Life Coach will I become if I can't Life Coach MYSELF into successful, healthy habits?? Right?

At the end of the 28 days - we will re-access our goals/successes and create ANOTHER 28 goal/challenge.

I offer myself to you - my friends/family/general public to help keep me accountable to maintain this commitment.

Here goes nothin....


  1. Oooooh - can I join in? No internet - that would most definitely keep me motiviated!!!
    Cept, I've got to wait til I get back home.
    Until then, I'll just continue to shiver as exercise.

  2. You can do it. And esp with doing it together. When Marc and I did the p90x together we were stronger. So excited for you two.

  3. Good for you both. Jordan and I are trying to get into the rythm of exercising together everyday. You can do it!!!

  4. Thanks for the encouragement!! :)

  5. Awesome! I know you can do it! Love you!!!

  6. I am very excited for you both! YOU are free from your past and empowered for your future! LOVE YOU BOTH!

  7. Thanks ladies! Feeling great so far!!

  8. Way to "be the change you want to see in the world!" I haven't found a single thing that's motivating me to get the last 5 pounds off, so I'm just going to tote them around for a while. Looking forward to hearing about your successes. Know what you mean about living what you help other people do. I'd love to hear more about your coaching. I'll find you on Twitter and send my email along so we can connect if you'd like. Thanks for your comments on my Living Power coaching page too!