We all have had them at one point or another. Especially when it comes down to getting in shape/losing weight. You name it, I’ve said or had an excuse as to why I did not exercise or eat as I should. Some of the most common excuses I used to have were: I don’t have time to exercise, I don’t like working out and it’s so hard to eat right. The list went on and on.
Let’s start with the first excuse I had: I don’t have time to exercise
Trust me, I had time. The truth of the matter is exercise was not a priority of mines. At that time, I convinced myself that I did not have enough time in a day to exercise. I remind you, there are 24 hours in a day. However, when it was time to get my hair, nails or makeup done or shop, I had time for that. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a part of self-care, but I overlooked the fact that my health care was a vital component of self-care that I neglected. We make time for what we consider a priority.
Moving on to the next excuse: I don’t like working out
At the beginning of my journey I did not enjoy exercising because I viewed it as a punishment instead of realizing how it was beneficial for my health. When you first begin working out, it will be an adjustment. Let’s face it’s something you didn’t do before, it’s new, or it’s been a while since you have exercised. You have to learn what you enjoy doing in the gym and change your perspective of exercise. If you need assistance with learning what to do in the gym or finding out what works for you, asking assistance from a personal trainer is great. I would be happy to help you!
Moving on to my next excuse: It’s hard eating right
It was hard for me at the time because I had been eating poorly for a long time. Fast food, this restaurant, and that restaurant was quick. I loved trying new recipes and everything, but it wasn’t necessarily healthy because I didn’t pay attention to things such as serving size. Eating right was hard because I made it hard. Once I realized the power of meal prep and having meals prepared and ready to go, life became so much easier in the kitchen. It also helped me stay on track when I really took my health seriously and began eating better. If it’s already ready and prepared, you’ll be more apt to stay on track. Trust me, it helps a lot! Let’s work towards getting rid of the excuses that hinder our progress! Be prosperous and in good health!
Shenee from Temple Fitness