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4/20/12 9:50 P

It's always easier to blame others, that's just human nature. This is not to say that sometimes they aren't actually valid reasons. Parents that focus and dedicate their lives to raise good children most definitely sacrifice much in doing it. As their children get older and more able to do things on their own though, we parents need to learn how to stop using them as our excuses and get back to living our lives properly. Keep the faith.

I question, therefore I think; I think, therefore I am; ........ I think?

Life is tough, but it is tougher if you are stupid. ;-) John Wayne

We can always find reasons to quit or not do what is needed to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. The trick is to fight this tendency. NOW SHUT UP AND SWEAT.

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KCDELENN Posts: 87
4/16/12 8:43 P

I blamed being busy I think. Law School, starting my own business, 4 kids...who has time to be healthy? I realized that without my health, none of that means anything. Now I do want to set a good example for my kids, and be healthy for them. I showed them how to excel at school, and I am setting an example for them of hard work and sacrifice to attain ones goals...but I also want to show them how to be responsible for my own health and well being.

My kids have struggled along with me both financially and personally as I have made this life change....they deserve to enjoy the benefits that will come with it. I have to live long enough and be healthy enough to give them that!

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,576
4/16/12 1:51 P

It is amazing what can happen when anyone stops blaming others and takes personal responsibility for their actions!

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
4/16/12 12:14 A

It used to be that I blamed my inactivity and poor eating habits on having kids. Now they are my motivation for eating healthy and becoming more active. Has this been your experience?

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