I Can't do it today
I can't do it today.
Workout? No, I can do the workout today.
Calories or Macros? No, I will be on track with calories and macros.
So what is it?
I can't enable any excuses today for anyone. If you are looking to me to say that it is okay that you ate 1000 calories of cake and so you are having a "spike" day. It just isn't in me today. I just don't have it.
I will tell you to pick up where you are at and do as much as you can today, take the time to go circuit train until you burn 500 calories to help offset that cake.
Most of you that know me at all, know that I am usually the guy that will try to help you get through a rough patch. Tomorrow I may be that guy again, I am sure I will be by the weekend. But right now, today, it isn't happening. Unless, "Get up and move your body!!! NO EXCUSES!!!" is what you need to hear.
Over the last few days I have been on MFP only to log and a couple of days that wasn't really even possible. I have since seen people giving themselves excuses and looking for validation. After two weeks of being on the road, a nightmare trip home, a weekend that was more than a little stressful without enough sleep, and midterms all on top of my full time job and a house that is mid renovation. (That is a better term than chaotic) I even managed to lose a few pounds while on the road. I fought for every ounce I lost.
I got up today and a freind said, " Not"having time" to get active isn't honest." and "If you have time to watch TV, read, or be on MFP for more than logging, you've got the time for a walk." And that struck a chord deep in the gooey soft center of my heart.
I seem to always have one more project than I have time for in my life. But I am doing the work and trusting the work. I had ice cream last night. But it was well within my calorie goals. (Turkey Hill light recipe, check them out) If it hadn't been, then I would not have had any.
Yes, I have been on the couch watching a rerun of Mythbusters that I have seen 5 times before, missing most of it because I am thinking that I really need to get off the couch and do something. But those days are gone. Because I turned off the TV. Now I rarely turn it on.
So if you are looking for validation for some excuse, it just isn't here today. Because I KNOW you can be awesome. Because you deserve something better than an excuse.