My Excuses and A Killer Workout

I write this blog to [hopefully] inspire others to make healthy changes in their life for the family, your body and your life.

But my biggest reason for this blog is to motivate and grow myself! 

My start in swapping out bad habits for good ones began many years ago and it will continue.  I have learned a lot and I have lots more to learn too.

One of those changes is learning to exercise on a regular basis.  I honestly struggle with this! 

I probably have all the same excuses as everyone else.

  • I’m too busy.
  • I’m too tired.
  • I’ll do it later tonight.
  • My favorite show is on instead.
  • I ate pretty good today so it’s OK.
  • I shouldn’t take time away from the kids.

Sound familiar???

The bottom line is they are just that :: EXCUSES!


So when my sister-in-law, Rachelle, came to visit this week and said let’s do a workout, my first response was not of joy.  lol  Rachelle is also a personal trainer, teaches boot camp and blogs at Livin’ The Sweat Life.  She knows her stuff!  I knew I needed it plus she was going to teach me her moves.  So….really it was a one-on-one training session FOR FREE.  How could I turn that down?

So we ‘got our sweat on’ as Rachelle would say.  We did a variation of her Boot Camp routine.  Now, I do go for walks and hikes, but that totally did not prepare me for her workout.

This is me half way through.  LOL

excuses and a killer workout

It was a  killer workout!

After, I didn’t know whether to thank her or slap her so she said we should high five.  lol I am still sore 2 days later.  There were several moments when I wanted to stop and she wouldn’t let me and I’m so glad.  In fact, she was so great and encouraging, I wish I could workout with her several times a week.  She would kick me into shape in no time!

Exercise is such a mind game but when you push your body past what you ‘think’ it can do, it is powerful. I am inspired to challenge myself harder in my exercise.

Later we took the kids to the pool for a much deserved float.


So what about you?  Do you exercise regularly?  Is it walking like me or killer workouts like Rachelle?  Are you inspired to try something new and harder? 



8 thoughts on “My Excuses and A Killer Workout

  1. WALKS!
    I despise the sore feeling after an intense work out.
    but I want to incorporate more yoga into my weekly routine

  2. I hate to sweat. I walk 30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week. I’ll never have a hardbody but I’ll never have to sweat either. I’m ok with that.

  3. Haaa, Claire! I love the picture of you on the floor. I am a die-hard spinner. I also just started running, and it is really, really hard for me. I am trying but I have a million reasons why I need to stop. Good for you for trying and surviving the killer workout. It’s not easy exercising every day but I know I feel so much better when I lace up and get outside. I hope you are well, and I look forward to following along through your blog.

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