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Motivation Monday – Excuses

Last Motivation Monday I talked about the tips and tricks I’ve been using to get and stay motivated to workout regularly. Today I wanted to start the week right…and what better way than to look seriously at myself and how I am living life? This self reflection also made me recall something I learned about in my social psychology classes called “self- handicapping” and it refers to actions or statements we make that allow us to avoid effort or responsibility for potential failures that could damage our self-esteem.

I know I have definitely done this in the past – because the truth is, no one wants to admit that something they did attributed to their failure. There’s something scary and exciting coming up this week for me that I will share with you in a few weeks when I see how it turns out. With this deadline approaching, I had two options – I could put it off or I could put my nose to the grindstone and get work done!

I’m not going to lie, procrastination has always been one of my favorite things and an all-nighter isn’t a foreign concept to me. However, I have found that the more you prepare ahead of time the more peace and assurance you have – because eventually getting things done just in time gets exhausting. So what I’ve decided this time around is to put all of my other errands and “to-do’s” on hold until this is done because everything else can wait.

Here’s a quote that I’m going to be keeping around me to motivate me:

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”  – Jordan Belfort

This week (and hopefully my entire life!) I am going to live without excuses, what are you going to do?


  1. I am definitely a procrastinator, too, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you this week! I hope everything goes well. I also just wanted to thank you for always commenting on my blog, but I thought you should know that you’re a “no-reply” blogger, meaning I can’t reply directly to your blog comments via email. I saw in your last comment that you’re looking for bloggers in your area? You’re in Baltimore, right? If so, I know a few girls who also live in the city. Email me and I’ll be happy to get you their info!


    • I’ve had one other person mention that I’m a no reply blogger and despite my best attempts to google how to resolve this I was out of luck. I’m using to host my blog – any ideas how to change the setting for WordPress?


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