Replace Excuses with Effort: Never Miss a Monday

“Replace excuses with EFFORT

Replace laziness with DETERMINATION

& the other things will fall into place”

My HS is back in action growing a whole new tunnel on the opposite leg I just had surgery on so I am EXHAUSTED. If you or someone you know has a chronic illness you understand how draining your day to day life can be. 

This morning my alarm went off at its usual weekday time of 4:24.  I turned the alarm off, not snooze, OFF. And rolled back over to go back to sleep. 

My backup alarm went off at 4:31, I thought about it and decided ‘nah, it’s too warm in bed’ – choosing to skip the gym all together, I changed the alarm to an hour and a half later.

Rolled back over and felt a little guilty. I tried to fall back asleep and remembered last week when I skipped the gym on Monday. My trainer called me out for not being there and told me “Never miss a Monday”. 

Instant guilt and fear of being called out again. Hesitantly I rolled out of bed. 

Days like these I am thankful for preparing the night before, because not having clothes ready for the gym and work would have just been another excuse. 


it may not have been pretty, but I showed up and put the work in!
Typically my motto is never miss a Friday because it sets the tone for my weekend, why would I not have that for Monday’s to set the tone for the week? Skipping today could have been a slippery slope for excuses all week. 

Until I get this HS back into remission I refuse to let it be an excuse. I am going to find a way to make strides towards my goals instead of excuses. Everytime I find an excuse for something I’m going to replace it with effort, if I try and fail, at least I tried. 

I am stronger mentally than I was last time I went through this – I’m not setting myself back with my fitness goals in not giving up on them. I’m done with the victim mentality, I accept that I have this disease, I’ve been through the depression, I’ve complained, I’ve been dramatic – I AM OVER IT – I know I deserve a better and healthier life for myself so I am going to take action and EARN IT! 

Call yourself out on your own bullshit, if you don’t have the discipline to do it yet, have a partner who will do it for you – or ask your personal trainer/workout buddy do it for you.

Excuses are for people who don’t want it bad enough – I WILL NEVER MISS A MONDAY! 


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