No (more) Excuses.
I DON’T HAVE TIME
I don’t have the $$$$$$
I don’t look that bad, do I?
It’s TOO early.
I’ll start next week, next month, in the Spring……… #side-eye
I’m too out of shape.
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I DON’T WANT TO MESS UP MY HAIR!
Indeed that last one is a super-valid concern for black women. Many of the women in my life invest lots of time and money in their hair and sweat changes up the game. See? I’m fair 🙂
Now… my street team spent last Saturday marketing BN-Fit Boot Camp at every service business we could find in the 5-mile radius of the gym I train for. It was a lady actually in the stylist’s chair at a salon who said “I don’t want to mess up my hair.” To her credit, she was honest and it opened up a healthy shop-wide discussion. One of the stylists chimed in:
“Lots of my clientele invest in their haircare and they want to avoid sweating as much as possible.” But she is an avid runner and works out regularly; her suggestion to those concerned is: “Keep a low-maintenance style… braids, locks, weaves or a natural style.” Don’t let this concern be your EXCUSE for not working out.
Now to address the other issue-slash-concerns — especially TIME. It’s simple: You just have to prioritize. Give up a television show. Give up an hour and a half of sleep. Healthier people have better quality sleep and require less sleep anyway. Whatever you do, just cut out the excuses.
“Excuses are the nails that are used to build a house of failure.” – Don Wilder and Bill Rechin
“We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.” – Rudyard Kipling
The former KING of Excuses