Are you trying to lose weight? Are you trying to get leaner? Are you making any of these excuses?
“I’ve already tried and failed.”
Maybe you’ve tried losing weight in the past. Maybe you failed. Or maybe you lost weight and gained it back. Here are some questions you should consider…
Why did you fail last time?
What could you do differently?
Are you dealing with emotional eating issues that you need to address?
How could you make it a lifestyle change instead of a temporary fix?
How can you insure that you wont fail this time?
“It’s not my fault that I’m fat. It runs in my family. There isn’t much I can do about it.”
Life isn’t fair. Some people are naturally skinny or lean. They can get away with eating all kinds of junk food. Other people easily pack on the pounds. I’m one of those people. I can quickly gain weight if I’m not careful what I eat. I’ve accepted this a long time ago and moved on.
I take responsibility for what I choose to eat. I ensure that I lead an active lifestyle. That’s the best I can do. I don’t expect to have six pack abs or be ripped. I’m okay with that. My goal is to simply maintain a healthy weight and to look/feel good.
“I’m too busy to eat healthy or workout.”
Everyone is too busy these days. Everyone is working longer hours. On top of that there is so many distractions. If you’re too busy it makes me wonder how you’re spending your free time.
Are you watching television? Are you checking the news? Are you spending time on Facebook or Twitter? Are you gossiping or talking about celebrities? What if you invested that time into improving your health and lifestyle?
You have to prioritize eating healthy and working out. And if you only have time for one then focus on eating healthy. It’s how you’ll quickly lose weight.
“I’m not motivated. I don’t feel like it.”
Do you think I always feel like eating healthy? Do you think I always feel like working out? I have my off days just like everyone else.
It’s okay if you don’t feel like it. Do it anyway. Also remember that you’ll always have off days. You’ll have days where you don’t feel like it. That’s fine. Just don’t use that as an excuse to be lazy. Even if you fall off track one day, get back to your routine the next.
“It’s too much work. It’s too hard.”
Here is one of my favorite quotes…
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“I’ll start tomorrow.”
This is how you ensure you never get started. You procrastinate. Today you say you’ll start tomorrow. You say the same thing tomorrow. Then a week or two will pass without you making any changes.
What can you do now that will bring you closer to your goal?
Can you make your next meal healthier?
Can you create a grocery shopping list with healthy foods?
Can you go for a walk or a jog?
Get started today. Don’t wait until tomorrow.
“It takes too long. I’m not losing weight fast enough. I’m quitting.”
Are you making a lifestyle change? or are you just looking for a quick fix?
If you’re making a lifestyle change then it doesn’t matter how long it takes. If this is something you really want then it’s worth the wait. Once eating healthy becomes a habit you wont even think about it. It will be effortless on most days. Once you’re leading a healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to maintain. So just stick in there, it gets easier.