Tuesday, August 23, 2011
What's holding you back?
What excuses are you using that is keeping you from your goals?
Here are a example of a few common excuses.
1.) I'll just start next week.
Wrong start now!
2.) I just cant afford to eat right.
Wrong, eating right isn't expensive. If I can afford to eat right on a small budget with seven people to feed you can to!
3.) I'm to unfit to exercise.
Really? That's such a cheap excuse anyone can exercise you just have to move even if its only for 10 minutes. Move your arms if you cant walk, lift some weights if you cant get out of bed. I saw a episode on a man who weighed over 600 pounds he could barely move you know what he did? Squats off the couch, he would sit down and then someone would help him pull up, today that man weighs about 220 pounds. You know why? Because he didn't take no for a answer.
Depression shouldn't hold you back. Getting up and moving and eating right will help your depression. (Believe me I have personal knowledge of this, I had PPD after the birth of my daughter 6months ago, since I started journey, I feel more alive then I have in a very long time!
5.) I keep failing, and now I'm just a big failure.
Only a quitter is a failure, just because you make a mistake or stumble that doesn't make you a failure. Every day is brand new with no mistakes in it. Take small steps keep moving forward, as long as you are moving you are living.
6.) I've done this before and I gained all the weight back.
So, I have too, many times. You know what's different? Making it a life style change. This isn't something you just do until you have lost all of the weight its something you do for life. You cant expect to just lose weight and then stop trying. That would be like learning to speak Spanish but then never using it, do you think you would remember how in a few years?
7.) I'm afraid that I cant stay motivated.
Then find your motivation, find out what drives you. Keep moving forward even if they are small steps, they are better then no steps at all.
8.) I hate water.
O well, so do I, drink it anyways.
9.) Diets don't work.
Your right they don't, life style changes do though.
10.) I like food way to much to do this.
You would rather eat your way into the grave? Do not eat to live, but live to eat. Do not allow a small moment of gratification to take away your goals of being healthy.
Erase away all of the excuses, stop making them.
Live for now, make a difference now.
Stop living in the past, live in this moment.
Take a step every day to the top of your mountain, you can reach the top. You might have further to climb then the person next to you but do not allow that to make you give up.
Find some climbing buddies, you want motivation? USE SP, MAKE FRIENDS JOIN SOME TEAMS JOIN SOME CHALLENGES. YOU can do this, you are worth it.
Tell yourself every morning when you look in the mirror, I can do this and I am worth it.