I think I mentioned in my June goals, that working out was something I really needed to work on and I meant it. Most recently my motivation has come from this book The No More Excuses Diet. Excuses is what I always seem to be full of when it comes to eating right and working out. I decided to give this book 110% and see if I could make it 3 months.

This book is awesome in the fact that is coming from Maria Kang, a real person/mom/fitness guru, who has been in all of our shoes. She understands the excuses but it also ready for us to commit to putting them behind us. I love when she say’s “it takes 21 days to break a habit”, so basically don’t give up for 21 days and it will feel like second nature to you.

While most of the rules are pretty straightforward, there are a couple in particular that I am really focusing on such as: stop eating 3 hours before bed and write down everything you eat. I am back to tracking my food/calories and I think it is really helping. What I really need to focus on in addition is my gym schedule; working out 3-4 times a week is going to be hard but I am determined.

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I also really like that this book takes you on a fitness journey by writing down your fitness/weight goals, and tracking your progress. I took a planner and mapped out 3 months and have all my measurements written down. Currently my goal is to lose 25lbs by September 15th. Even though I technically started last Wednesday, my “challenge” is starting Monday June 15th.

I am also a part of a planking challenge so I have been planking since the beginning of June and have just started to notice a bit of a change in my stomach. I am hopeful with the two combined I will see my results come September. I am really excited to track my progress and would really recommend picking up a copy of this book when you have a chance.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.


xoxo Lindsay

39 Comments on The No More Excuses Diet

  1. Vicky @ randomlittlefaves.com
    June 15, 2015 at 10:59 am (3 years ago)

    I think I need to check out this book! I am JUST like you Lindsay…I’m a planner and I’m great at planning it all out, it’s finding the time and making myself stick to it. Once I’m on the path (i.e. after the 21 days) it’s not too hard, but man is it challenging to get there! I also need to lose about 25lbs and would love to hit that by fall, so I’m going to try to join you on this 🙂 (if you want to be accountability partners let me know!!).
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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      June 15, 2015 at 7:32 pm (3 years ago)

      It started June 1st and everyday with a few rest days in between we are planking, different times/day. My friend on FB started the group, it’s great!

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  2. LazyHomemaker
    June 15, 2015 at 7:34 pm (3 years ago)

    This is the kind of book I need. I’m full of excuses. I think what you said about not eating for 3 hrs before bed would be a hard habit to break for me,
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  3. Kayla Daughetee
    June 15, 2015 at 10:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I too have started some changes my self the past couple weeks and have already lost five pounds!! Go us!! We can do it!

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  4. Pam @ Hodge Podge Moments
    June 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm (3 years ago)

    This sounds like a great book! I’m currently in the mode of revamping my health habits as well (I’m using part of the 21 Day Fix program). Maybe we can help cheer each other on!

    I’m also curious – where can I find the plank challenge? That’s something I’d like to try out – especially if it’s helping with the abs. 🙂
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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      June 16, 2015 at 6:50 pm (3 years ago)

      It’s a group on FB, my friend started it, it started June 1. but if you go on Pinterest there are always a ton.

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  5. Ashley
    June 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ll have to put this book my list!! I’m so happy for you, good luck with your challenge:) I’m currently on a 30 day cleanse, I just started yesterday. I am also planning on reading Eat to live at the end of the month!
    You should check it out!

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  6. Sandy
    June 17, 2015 at 6:51 am (3 years ago)

    This sounds like a great book! I am on a weight loss journey as well. I am currently trying to get out for morning walks…I am hoping that 21 day habit change rings true and it is easier to get out of bed soon 🙂
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  7. Donna
    June 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Good luck 🙂 I am starting to try getting back into exercising properly again after 2 babies, fun times!!

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  8. Ashley
    June 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm (3 years ago)

    I have heard some great things about this book! Let me know how it goes! I am trying to lose at least 10 pounds by Sept 4th but hopefully more!
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