So my friend Carla (aka MizFit) issued a challenge last week – the NO EXCUSES (Part 1) Challenge: get a plain white t-shirt and some sharpies and write down the reasons you aren’t currently achieving your exercise goals. I thought it was a cool idea, but was also sorta “high” on kicking it up a notch and didn’t think I really had any excuses going on.
And then…and then I felt crappy all over again. A little queasy/uneasy interspersed with bouts of extreme fatigue and joint pain. And then I got the results back from my CD57 test, indicating that I still have Lyme. The good news is that I am getting better, but I still need to do another round of treatment. When I was first tested, my number was 32. Now I’m at 59. But I need to be over 100.
And all of this had me feeling sorry for myself for a few days.
But you know what? It’s still no excuse. And so I decided to take MizFit’s challenge and write excuses I’ve used over the years (not just recently) to not exercise. And here’s the interesting part…in doing so, I felt stronger and a little rebellious. I felt like saying, “so what Lyme disease…I can stay active in spite of you!”
In order to take the picture, I draped my shirt on my treadmill desk, which I just rearranged my whole office (today) to accomodate! Here you can see the treadmill with desk attached to the right. In case you can’t read the excuses, they are:
My joints hurt!
I don’t have time to get “sweaty!”
I’d rather play on my computer.
I have Lyme disease.
I’ll look stupid.
I’m on deadline!
All or nothing (and I can’t do “all” right now)
I have no endurance.
If I can’t run, why bother walking?
And here’s another shot.
So moving can be be part of my day every day…no excuses!