So, I've been thinking about what holds me back from reaching the goals I have set for myself. Here is a list of my excuses!
**I can't exercise at home anymore as my daughter moved back home and sleeps in my living room. (which by the way I can't be happier about!)
**The weather...too cold, to wet, to hot, too something!
**I quit my gym membership, as my schedule gets so hectic that it wasn't worth the money I was throwing out for it.
**I can't afford to eat healthy.
**I just simply don't track my calories.
**If I mess up once during the day, what is the point...just eat whatever and forget about exercising.
Lame excuses...and so many of them?! But, they are truly what brings me to the point of not losing...and ultimately not reaching my goals.
So, it's time to abolish those excuses! Time to find some answers! It's time for some change!
Here is my list of ways to bust those excuses:
**Exercise doesn't have to be at home. The mall is open at 6:30 every morning for mall walkers. It's dry, it's warm, it's free.
**Okay, so the gym membership doesn't pay off due to my schedule and life in general. Time to purchase a punch card for Zumba...use it when I have the time...there is no monthly fee...no losing out on $, as I use a punch when I am there...and no loss when I'm not! (literally..financial, or weight loss)
**I can afford to eat healthy! I can't afford to lose my health! In the long run, which is cheaper...eating healthy, or Doctor bills?! And on top of that...I'm a vegetarian! My home is full of fresh fruits and veges, year round!? It's the candy, ice cream, and chips that are a hindrance...and they aren't cheap?!
**Tracking my calories..this may be my lamest excuse! I have a computer at work....I have a computer at home..I have a smart phone...what the heck??? Set aside a moment during the day, or in the evening and just track! Make it important! ...cuz it is!
**Messing up during the day does not give me a free pass to eat whatever and do whatever! Messing up during the day means I need to be all the more calorie conscious, and see how many extra calories I need to burn to undo my mess up!
So...I am posting this most anywhere I can think of! On my Spark page...on my fridge...in a blog...on my desk at work...in my car...I need a constant reminder! I can do this! My excuses are just that...excuses! (And lame ones at that!) These excuses are all that stand between me, and achieving my health goals!
I will be making changes slowly. I am not perfect and nobody but me expects me to be! I read on Spark...I can't remember where, or who wrote it...but it was team member, and they were talking about challenges on their team. They said something to the effect of...You don't have to complete each challenge 100 percent...you just have to know that you gave 100 percent to each challenge!
That's my new motto...I am starting today...As I need a jump start on the new year resolution thing...so to end 2011 and to begin 2012, my focus is to over-ride my excuses...and give 100 percent...not complete each day thinking....dammmit...I could have done more...could've...should've ....Would've...no way...I WILL!