No Excuses!

By on March 5, 2014

“It’s too cold out… I’ll just eat like crap tonight, and will begin eating better tomorrow…Didn’t eat well yesterday, and feeling too bloated to work out today…I’m too stressed…”

Can you relate to any of these?  I could probably go on for another paragraph or so with excuses that have kept me from being healthy as well.  I wrestle with these every day.

But at the end of the day, they’re just that-excuses!

But maybe your reason is truly valid for not being healthy…Maybe you’re really under stress.  Maybe it’s really cold out.

Again, the excuses amount to a pile of ________. If you want to be healthy, there are NO excuses preventing you from doing it.

An example I can think of during one of the worst winters here in North America

Maria exercising in -33 degree weather

Maria exercising in -33 degree weather

in decades…

My friend Maria Emmerich from Maria Mind Body Health-6:00 am, 33 degrees below zero (farenheight), out for her morning jog.  She could have used the ‘too cold’ excuse, too slushy, didn’t feel like it, and I’m sure a million other excuses.

But Maria did it, as she does most mornings during the week.

I know, we can also look at her, and say “well, she’s different than me-she’s one of those ‘fit’ people-different than me”.  But Maria was once quite overweight as well-she struggles like everyone else.

She’s a wife, mother of two, and runs a full-time business. She shares the same fears & obstacles as everyone else.  She’s not a superhero- but someone who’s accepted many excuses in the past, but accepts far fewer excuses than what she used to.

She can relate to most every struggle you and I have ever had.

Maria-who she used to be (on the left), and who she is today (right).

Maria-who she used to be (on the left), and who she is today (right).








Our lives are such a gift-every morning, we’re given a brand-new set of tools with which to change our lives.

You have all the tools you need-in the next few minutes, how will you choose to change your life?

Dr. Mike

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About Michael Tremba

Dr. Michael Tremba, once severely overweight himself, has studied to distinguish the truth about weight loss, and the shocking mis-information that's taught to us by many "trusted" groups. Through the techniques that have helped him regain his health, he shares uncommon tools to help anyone else desiring to lose weight to live the life they're meant to. He enjoys reading, exercising, travelling, and spending time with his wife, Shari in Mobile, Alabama Find me on Twitter, Google+ and let's connect on LinkedIn.


  1. Andrew Morgera

    June 10, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Great post! So many people including myself use excuses for not eating right or not exercising. Diabetic people, for example, do not have the luxury to make excuses because their well-being depends on how they eat and exercise. Maria would be a terrific role model/mentor for people that have just been diagnosed with diabetes. Thank you Maria for going against the grain and making NO excuses!

    • Michael Tremba

      June 10, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Andrew. Yes, Maria is a wonderful role model :)

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