Which do you prefer? Great results or excuses?

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This week, I have heard all the excuses ó again. Particularly the ďtimeĒ excuse.

Iím tired. I work late, Iím too busy, I canít get myself motivated. Itís not the right time. Thereís no one to watch the kids. Itís all too complicated, I canít have my favorite drink, and healthy food is expensive. Blah, blah, blah. I am a very black-andwhite person. It either is or it isnít. And, I am very passionate about the health of this community.

It is frustrating to see people regardless of age, compromising their heath, because of their current excuse. Who is actually running your life?

There is no magic formula to fat loss, it is extremely simple: Burn more calories than you eat. Duh.

If your doctor told you that you would die in six months if you didnít do something about your health by dropping some body fat Ö would you start then?

What if your child was kidnapped and the ransom request was that you have to lose 20 pounds and get in shape or you would never see your child again Ö would you start then?

Could you find the time then? Would you allow any obstacles to stand in your way? I think not. Perhaps you need to take another look at your priorities.

Itís not the kids, or the job, your lack of money, your travel schedule, or your last diet that failed. Itís you. Why? Because at some point, you made a decision to let another excuse stand in your way.

My job is to move you to action, because just ďthinking about itĒ doesnít get the job done.

Natalie Dreger is a certified fitness professional and can be reached at nataliedreger.com.

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