Sunday, July 22, 2012

Excuses vs. Success

I keep coming across individuals that have the mindset that I USED to have.  It’s the attitude of EXCUSES.  I used to be so good at making excuses of my circumstances as well as blaming everyone else.  I know I won’t ever escape meeting these individuals, but I will however, challenge you.

I came across this picture and had to repost!

It says:
Reason I tell people I gained weight:
I got divorced
I’m in love
My medication makes me hungry
I’m stressed
I’m anxious
I’m celebrating
I’ bored
My thyroid is broken
I hate my job
Food is delicious
I bought a house
It’s summer
It’s a holiday
Someone brought donuts to the office
My blood sugar is low
I don’t have time to cook
I can’t afford it
I’m fighting with my significant other

Reason I REALLY gained weight:

I OVEREAT CONSTANTLY and I put more effort into making excuses than I do into making myself healthy.

Sorry if I ruffled any feathers, but if you follow this blog, my instagram or twitter account, you’ll quickly realize I’m not going to feed your sad story.  I used to be the person to make myself a victim and say “poor me”.  Sorry, but I’m not going to say “Poor YOU!”  There are so many people who have had the discipline and determination to over come so many of these above excuses.  I myself have overcome a thyroid disorder as well as an eating disorder (eating too much)!  And not to say I never struggle, but I practice discipline!  I used to eat, eat, eat, eat and wonder why I was 90lbs over weight.  Not anymore.  There are things I had to face within myself that looking back now I realize that I grew to be a better person from it.  When you stop making excuses and reasons why you can’t, you’ll find success. 

Let me ask you a question, are you making excuses because you’re afraid to succeed and you know you’re going to be held to a higher standard?  Whatever it may be, I pray that God can give you the strength to push forward.  Know you are loved, know your worth, and know that you deserve it.  I love you all and appreciate you.  Challenge yourself to Be Great, Be Epic, and Live your purpose LOUD.



2 1/2 years ago!

Progression as of today! 7/22/2012


  1. Great post!! and great poster!! I love what it says!!! AND YOU LOOK AMAZING!! Seriously I'm always on the lookout for when you post pics of yourself because they always inspire me, you look better every time!!

  2. Omg such a transformation! You rock, woman! People like you inspire me to go on and on!


  3. Great post! You're totally right. Stopping making excuses is the first step and it's a REALLY important one! I love that you're not going to sugarcoat it and not going to say "poor you" to other people.