Eliminate Your Excuses for Fitness Failure
There are many excuses people use to not eat right or exercise. You might find yourself repeating some of the same ones time and time again, too. You have to learn when you really have a problem versus when you’re simply searching for a way out.
Do any of these excuses sound like you?
“I don’t have time”
You’re not alone. It’s one of the most popular excuses. But everyone has time. Exercise can be done in small spurts and can be something as simple as walking. Or, you can wake up a few minutes earlier each day to get a workout in.
Even with cooking, if you spend a little time one night a week doing some food prep, you’ll be able to eat healthy all week without having to worry each and every day about preparing delicious, healthy meals.
“I’m too tired”
If so, what can you do to fix that? Try working out first thing in the morning when you’re fully refreshed, rather than waiting until the end of an exhausting day. Get your sleep schedule on track, too.
“It’s too hard.”
If so, you have a couple of choices. It could be that you just don’t like the feeling of pushing your limits. But that’s how you grow. You could also be overdoing it. If that’s the case, lighten your fitness routine or diet regimen a bit and set smaller, baby step goals.
“I already blew it. I’ll start back Monday.”
This is another very common problem but if it’s a cycle for you, then stop allowing yourself to have a redo on Monday mornings. Instead, start over with the very next meal or next day if it’s about exercise.
“It’s raining, or cold or too hot.”
There are clothes that help with that. There are also indoor areas where you can work out and set the temperature to anything you wish! There are lots of DVD workouts you can do and even subscription based stream ways to view workout videos.
“I’m too stressed.”
What you might be ignoring is that proper nutrition and exercise both contribute to stress relief. So using food for stress relief, or avoiding exercise, might feel good for a few minutes, but it’s going to result in guilt and added stress in the end.
And sometimes, that’s true! If so, switch things up! Choose different foods for your meals, or engage in some activity that’s both fun and a workout.
The bottom line is that if it’s important to you, you will find a way to do it. And if you don’t really want to do it, then let your shoulds and ought-tos go and get on with living your life. =)