Let’s face it, when it comes to losing weight there are so many excuses that we make for ourselves to try and get ourselves out of it. By making excuses, we are stopping ourselves from moving on and becoming healthier. It may seem easier to take the excuse route, but in the long run it will only lead to further disappointment. So how do you get out of those common weight loss excuses?
The Most Common Weight Loss Excuses and How to Overcome Them
When it comes to weight loss excuses there are quite a lot to choose from. Sometimes we do not even realize that we are making excuses for ourselves – it just comes automatically. It would be far easier staying as you are now, than it would be to make an effort to change. However, it is learning to take the harder route that will get you to where you want to be in life so the next time you go to make a weight loss excuse, think about why you are doing it.
Some of the most common excuses include:
- I haven’t got time to do any exercise
- I haven’t got time to prepare healthy meals
- I’m too old to exercise
- I do not have enough support
- I do not feel well
- I am bored with exercising
The list is endless and when you look at it there are some things which just seem like a silly excuse. However, they seem extremely relevant and justifying at the time so just how do you get yourself out of making excuses?
The first thing that you need to do is to find out why you are making excuses. Are they justified or could you do better? If you could do better why are you holding yourself back? Some people are just so afraid of change that they stay in the same habit for as long as they can. Whilst they may not like being overweight, they would prefer to stay that way rather than risk changing and possibly failing. Other people simply do not feel worth the change.
How you think about yourself will affect how you succeed with your weight loss journey. If you do not like yourself, you are more likely to make excuses and set yourself up to fail. So if you do have self esteem issues try and work them out as soon as you can and that way you will be helping yourself to realize how important this change is to you.
Now, one of the most common used excuses is the fact that people just do not have time to exercise. With a busy family life and a hectic work schedule, how can you possibly fit exercise in too? Well, in order to find the answer you need to ask yourself how important you are. Weight loss will affect your life in a positive way and maybe you are not ready for that? Once you realize just how much the weight loss will affect your life, you will realize that you need to make time for it. Do as much as you can each day. Everybody has at least ten minutes so just alternate and do what you can when you can. So, do ten minutes one day and half an hour the next. Before you know it you will start feeling more energetic and exercising will not be as tiring as it first was.
Overall in order to overcome weight loss excuses, you need to first realize why you are making the excuses and you then need to think about how important it is to you. So, stop those excuses today and move on to a happier and healthier you!
If you are finding it hard to make the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle then there is help out there. First of all, you don’t have to lose weight alone. There are hundreds of support groups out there today and being part of a group has been proven to help people reach their weight loss goals. You can join people who are in the same situation as you, who are facing the same daily challengers and know exactly what you are going through. In support groups you will make friends and be given the support and encouragement you need during your weight loss journey.
There are also clinically proven products that are now available to buy over the counter that can aid you with your weight loss. Ideally people need to adopt a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise and a balanced diet. However, most people find it very hard to take these first steps. Support groups and clinically proven products can provide the initial support people need to kick start a healthier lifestyle.
*** This article was originally written by me for Proactol