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Why Do We Fail?

There are so many who start on diets or workouts who don’t finish. They go a few weeks and stop.

Why? Why do we fail?

It’s a simple answer.

It’s easy to stop.

I stopped. Again. For the millionth time. But not because I wanted to. I will admit most of it was me being lazy. I made excuses. I was tired. I had work. The kids. My school work. This or that. And now it’s been over a month since I’ve worked out.

I’ve gained 20 lbs back.

But I haven’t failed. Nope. Why haven’t I failed? Because I’m not stopping. I’m getting back up and going back to the gym.

For the past few months, I’ve become increasingly unhappy with the gym that we were going to. The equipment breaks and doesn’t get fixed for weeks at a time. The manager is hardly ever there. It’s run by a bunch of kids who sit around playing on their phones. It’s highly disappointing. I let that influence my mood for working out and didn’t go. I just didn’t want to be bothered.

No more excuses. The hubby and I have switched gyms.

There is a saying that comes to mind when I think about quitting.

Winners are not those who never fail but those who never quit.

Whenever you see someone succeed in any aspect of life it’s not that they haven’t failed at something, they just didn’t quit.

This is a great thing to always think of for a lot of different things in your life. I’ve also been struggling with school. I just haven’t been in the mood to do it, I’m more or less over it. I’m ready to be done. And I am almost done. But I’m not quitting.

Are you quitting things constantly? Why? What are your excuses? What reasons have you given for not finishing or keeping on with what you’re doing?

Whatever they are, they’re not good enough. There is never an excuse that’s good enough to stop doing something.

Do you want that job? Keep working for it. What is required? Do you need to go back to school? Then do it! Do you need more experience? Keep working.

Do you want to go on that vacation? Then focus on saving money. Stop spending your money on things you don’t need. You don’t need those shoes. Save it and go on that dream vacation.

Do you want those toned legs? Then get off the couch. Put down the chips and go run.

Can’t afford a gym membership? Okay. You don’t need one. As long as you have a pair of sneakers or running shoes you can work out.

You can go for a run outside. Hike at a state park. You can do so many simple workouts at home.

Perhaps I’ll post some of my favorites at a later date.

But don’t give up. Don’t quit. Just do it.

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Why Do We Fail?


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