Has this ever happened to you before?
You’re planning to workout after work … but when the time comes, you start to think:
😴 You’re too tired
🥶 The weather is too cold
🍔 You’re hungry
⌛️ You have too much to do
😰 You’re stressed
🤷♂️ You’re not sure what workout to do
📺 You really just want to watch something on Netflix
And you’re tempted to give in and scrap your workout.
I get it!
By the end of the day, a workout can seem like a LOT of effort in your head.
BUT, before you let any of those excuses derail you, try this instead:
𝗘𝘅𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 #𝟭: 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲!
Getting in shape and keeping fit can be tough at times. When you make excuses, it’s your subconscious brain trying to take the easy way out. When you hear those excuses going around in your brain challenge those thoughts…
- It’s too cold… It is really too cold? Not if you wear the correct clothing.
- I’m too tired… get your blood pumping, it will help energise you.
- I’m too busy… what’s more important than your health?
- I’ve had a hard day and feel stressed… one of the best things for stress is exercise because it reduces the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisone, and increases the fell good hormones, endorphins.
Acknowledge that YOU control your actions – not your fleeting thoughts or whims.
The choices you make and the actions you take TODAY play a direct role in what you achieve in the future… moving you closer or further away.
This is a very empowering mindset shift for any area of your life.
𝗘𝘅𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 #𝟮: 𝗔𝘀𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳: 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗬 𝗱𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘀?
It’s probably not because you’re tired/cold/hot/bored/confused/busy …
… but because of your limiting beliefs.
Some examples: You might think that it’s too hard for you … that you’ll feel awkward … that you’ll somehow fail (again) … that you won’t get the results you want … or that deep down, you’re not the type of person who works out.
TIP: As soon as you recognise those limiting beliefs, call them out.
Remember Excuse Buster #1 – you’re in control. Don’t let negative thoughts or beliefs get in the way of what you want!
𝗘𝘅𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 #𝟯: 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁!
Having someone to hold you accountable and who supports your goals can make all the difference.
That way, when you feel your excuses threatening to take over, you have someone to help keep you on track.
Find a workout buddy, tell your friends or family about your goals, or work with an experienced trainer.
At East Coast Fitness, accountability and support are just two of the ways we help our clients reach their goals.
For over 10 years we’ve been helping clients enjoy getting in shape with our fun workouts and easy nutrition plans.
Want to learn more? Go to www.eastcoast-fitness.com
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Remember: you are stronger than your excuses!