If you’re like most people, you’re probably your own worst enemy when it comes to making excuses. Whether it’s skipping a workout because you’re “too tired” or convincing yourself that you don’t have time to cook a healthy meal, it’s all too easy to let your own excuses hold you back from reaching your fitness goals. But if you want to achieve success in your fitness journey, it’s time to stop making excuses and start taking action. Here’s how.
Stop making excuses and start taking action.
The first step to breaking the cycle of making excuses is to simply stop making them. If you find yourself skipping workouts or eating unhealthy meals, ask yourself why you’re doing it. Is it really because you’re too tired or don’t have time? Or is it because you’re just not feeling motivated? Once you identify the real reason behind your excuses, you can start finding ways to overcome them.
Find a workout partner or group.
One of the best ways to stay motivated and accountable is to find a workout partner or group. When you have someone counting on you to show up for a workout, you’re much less likely to make an excuse and bail. Plus, working out with others can be more fun and enjoyable than going at it alone. If you don’t have any friends or family members who are interested in working out with you send me a message (email@example.com) and I can help you find your tribe.
Set SMART goals.
Another way to stop making excuses is to set SMART goals. If your goal is to lose 100 pounds in two weeks, chances are you’re going to get discouraged pretty quickly and give up entirely. Here are some examples to help you with your SMART goals:
- S: specific = example: Lose 5 pounds
- M: measurable = example: Walk 30 minutes every day for 4 weeks
- A: attainable = example: I will do this during my lunch break
- R: relevant = example: This will help me lose 5 pounds
- T: time based = example: I will complete this by Wednesday November 30th
When your goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time based then you’ll be much more likely to stick with it and see results. Remember, slow and steady wins the race!
Making excuses is easy; reaching your fitness goals is not. But if you want to achieve success in your fitness journey, it’s time to stop making excuses and start taking action. By following the tips above, you’ll be well on your way to reaching your fitness goals in no time. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start achieving!
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