This past week and a few days have not gone as planned. I haven’t been running or going to the gym. I still need to start my Week 3 second run. So I have fallen off track with the Couch 2 5k plan. I also haven’t been to the Gym at all. So my additional cardio and strength training isn’t happening. I am not sure what has happened but I seem to have lost my motivation, or maybe I just misplaced it…. My desire to do just about anything has plummeted to zero. I admit that I haven’t been feeling that amazing and my wife has been sick for the past few days, but I can honestly say that I can get off of my bum and be active with a sore throat and a cough. It is really just a convenient excuse for me.

So, I think I am writing this more as a confession of my laziness this past week and an attempt to re-discover my motivation that has gotten me to where I am today. I am now 25lbs lighter than I was 4 months ago and in the best physical shape I have been in for years and years. This is certainly not the time to stop, this is the time to keep pushing forward even when I don’t want to. This is the time to prove to myself that I can do this. I can get to my goal weight and I can run a 5K. I can do this, I just need to stop finding excuses to be lazy and get out there and hit the gym and the street with my running shoes. No more excuses. Tonight, I am running my second week 3 run and heading to the gym. My plan is simple, no more excuses.