Some days my drive makes it easy to get up and get my workouts done. And there are days when I would rather just sit on my sofa watching a movie on Netflix. Seriously? It’s not all rainbows and sunshine even though I am more committed to myself then when I started fitness journey.
On the hard days, it would be easy to think of any excuse to get distracted. You know, the ones we use to trick ourselves and make us feel better temporarily.
Some of the excuses we use or hear
- I’m busy
- There’s not enough time
- I won’t finish
- I won’t be any good
- I’m too tired
- I’m out of shape
- What’s the point?
Do any of these sound familiar? The thing is, it’s easier to make an excuse than face what it is that we’re avoiding.
How do you change that?
It’s never going to be perfect. And it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to wait until you are 100 percent or less exhausted. I hate to break it to you, there may never come a perfect time.
Ask yourself, what’s the worst that could happen?
You quit or you are bad at whatever you have your heart set out on. Maybe you quit because you actually find out that you don’t like it. But what about the opposite side? Maybe you love it and it’s all that you had been dreaming of.
Stop making excuses and just try.
Ridding myself of excuses
The bar was set low with my goal to be a bikini athlete. I wanted to do one show before I turned 40. It sort of was a
During the first year, I felt as if I was spinning my wheels making little progress. All I knew is that I wanted to get up there and say I did it. I went to shows and surrounded myself with athletes.
Fast forward two years and my bar is set higher than I ever thought it would be in this sport. I want more than to get on stage. I am busting my rear in the gym, kitchen and all around to become a nationally competitive bikini athlete.
What’s your favorite excuse you’ve used or have heard?