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Motivational Monday :: NO Excuses!

Whitney Carlson2 Comments

The quote in the photo above sums up our trip to the Rocky Mountains.  Scott and I just got back from a hiking trip there.  As we were hiking Monday, there was a man who was hiking with a cane and he had two people helping him (I assume they were his children).  He wasn't that old but you could tell that something was wrong (maybe his back).  I overheard his daughter ask him if he was okay, and he said "Yes! Of course, no need to stop, I'm doing just fine".  Then they stepped out of the way to let some people go around and he said "Oh, we are just stopping to cool off a bit" (he was joking - it was 43 degrees outside).  This literally brought tears to my eyes...

here is a man who has EVERY EXCUSE in the world to sit at home but he was outside, enjoying nature, exercising, has he was SO HAPPY.

This also reminded me of a man we encountered last year while backpacking in Boone, NC.  

He was 80 years old hiking up a trail considered "strenuous".

 He chatted with us for a few minutes and told us that

he hiked this trail every Saturday before making his weekly trip to the grocery store.

These two men ARE AMAZING.

YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE. Whatever excuse you THOUGHT you had is invalid. If these men can exercise SO CAN YOU.


 Stop feeling sorry for yourself...stop making EXCUSES - JUST DO WHAT IT TAKES!  Live a happy, healthy life!

No excuses this week!  Eat Clean and Work Hard!

Have a great week!

- Whitney