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By Angela Kerrisk from Activate Fitness  

In life, we can have results or reasons - if you are not getting the results, you want your reasons - which are the lies that you keep telling yourself.

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When it comes to losing weight, one of the first things people always ask is how do I get started?

Well first, you must decide to make a change, but that’s only part of the answer.
The other part is…kind of obvious really! You must MAKE that change. And the most powerful time to act on your goals?

It is not tomorrow, not next week or next month. It is not after things die down a little, when you are not as stressed or when the big job interview or holiday goes by, when the kids grow up or graduate or move out…do you see the pattern?

The time to act on your goals is NOW. If something is moving, that is a start. One moment will stack on top of another and before you know it, you will have arrived at your destination.

For those who get it, you will be one of those people who achieve big life goals. But most people continually delay taking action with excuses.

Why?

Excuses are lies that you tell yourself to make yourself feel better for not taking action and guess what there will be no shortage of excuses as they are so easy to come up with because it’s easy to lie to yourself. But if your desire to succeed is greater than your desire to do nothing then you will not have any excuses…just results.

Everyone has days and times when they do not want to do anything. They want to come home from work early and do nothing or they don't want to get up early to exercise. They don't want to put in the effort required for success. From the most successful to the least successful people on earth, we all have these moments. But the difference is that successful people have a stronger desire to succeed than they do to fail.
So, they stop making excuses, focus on the tasks at hand rather than the simple and cosy stories they tell themselves, and take the necessary action to achieve their goal. They may not want to do it but sometimes you must do things you don't want to or don’t feel like doing.

If you are waiting until next week because this is a “busy week” for you, then you are going to be waiting another week, then a month, then a year and then you look back and see that you will always be busy! Why? Every week is busy!

Even if it’s imperfect, give yourself permission to make yourself and your fitness and health goals a priority, and make your desire to succeed GREATER than your excuse.

Now truly is the most powerful time to start your goals. The reality is that the future is now. This is all we have. Take action and lose the excuses.

It can be helpful to have some structure when beginning something new. Being held accountable for your actions can also lead to better results.

If you would like some extra support and accountability with your nutrition and fitness, please contact us at nutrition@activate.ie. 

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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