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Stop Making Excuses And Just Go For It!

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“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.”

–Oliver Goldsmith

Be stronger than your strongest excuse


I have two sayings that have been on my mind lately. Starting at the beginning of January I started heading to the gym twice a week. I do 40-45 minutes cardio with 15-20 minute strength or core training afterwards. This was extremely hard for me to commit to because of my anxiety of people and being in new places and around people I don’t know and trying new things and sweating LOL

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I messaged the number and received a kind and caring response from a woman named Ivy. I was so nervous to go but I showed up and I had so much fun with her and the others. I went back again and again and I’m still going. It’s only been a month but this is something that I want to continue and even though it’s something I love I still find that I’m making excuses and trying to convince myself that I’m too busy to go or that I have other things that need my attention.

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She makes everyone feel so welcome and is so encouraging! If I’m going to achieve the success I’m looking for, this is the place! So why am I still trying to sabotage myself? Maybe I’m still fighting that old belief that I’m not good enough?

The last thing I keep saying to myself is probably the one mantra that has made the most difference and has got me out that door.

Stop making excuses and just go for it!


Is there anything that you really enjoy doing but have a hard time convincing yourself to do it?

I also just want to add a big thank you here to Allan at for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I’m so honored to have the opportunity to participate! I also want to say a huge thank you to Caz at for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I would love for you to head over and visit both of them and say hello!


By Angie

Hi! First off, thanks for popping in! I started this blog for a number of reasons and if you look through the posts you will see all sorts of randomness. I'm a mom of 3 living in a small village in Saskatchewan. We are a household that is on the go a lot with the nearest city an hour away. We love reading, going for walks, playing at as many parks as we can find and just hanging out.
I struggle with anxiety, depression, & ptsd but strive to find the positive in the every day ordinary moments and thank the good Lord for all the blessings I have :)
My Mental Health journey has recently reminded me of my love for all kinds of art, writing poetry being the first to reintroduce myself to. It's hard to open up and let those feelings flow after being buried so deep for so long.
I have a little bit of everything here so I won't take it personally if you don't like or connect to everything I write, but I do really appreciate you being here and sharing in this journey of me re-discovering my true self through words and thoughts that don't always make sense to anyone but myself :D

5 replies on “Stop Making Excuses And Just Go For It!”

It took almost 2 years after retirement for me to commit to daily exercise. Finally, I got started with a home video of strength, balance and stamina which we now do every 2nd day 70 minutes). On the day, we do Tai Chi Qigong for 57 minutes). The Tai Chi program we are doing is on a VHS tape from the 80s and is hosted by David Carradine. Too funny, but a really good routine. Some days, I do not feel like doing the routine, but, like you say Angie, stop making excuses and just go for it. By the end of the routine, I am glad I did. Cheers. Allan

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Way to go Angie!
I have a gym right next door to our mobile park. I think about going but just can’t bring myself to commit to a membership. It is called “Snap Fitness”. They have two here in town and one in Saskatoon. They are always busy, it fits in well here because you never hear anything from the building.

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Getting a membership is a big commitment. That’s one of the reasons I never joined a membership gym. I’m paying each time I go and once I showed myself I could make the time to go (1.5 hours out of the day doesn’t seem like much but it’s a huge chunk for me) I could take the next step and pay monthly. Others need that pressure of making sure they go to be sure the money isn’t wasted. Each of us are different 😀

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