7 Reasons Why You Keep Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals
We feel this one is perfect timing being that it is the start of the new year. Lets not let our excuses stop us! Lets kick them right out of the front door!
Have you ever wondered how some people are able to maintain awesome bodies while you may struggle with your weight?
They make it seem so easy to get and maintain results. What do they know that you don’t know? When you boil it down, the answer is actually quite simple.
We find at Apex that the missing link between you and your ideal dream body is your go-to list of excuses. It’s most people exit strategy.
Start with an excuse and expect to be excused from losing weight. Here are seven excuses that have ensured dieters will fail in their weight-loss attempts before they ever get started.
Excuse #1: I’ve Always Been Overweight & Big Boned
Here’s a little secret for you: Feeling sorry for yourself will not help you lose weight and get in shape. Quite the contrary. Complaining and moaning that you’ve never been thin can actually work against you, as you start to see yourself as stuck being overweight. Do that long enough and all you can see in your future is an overweight you. If you’re going to really cut your weight, you’ve got to be able to constant energy to envisioning a lighter you. We like to call this a health consciousness. Meaning your predominant thoughts are on health and fitness. You become what you think about of the time.
Excuse #2: I Worked Out, So I Can Eat Whatever I Want
Working out often makes you hungry. This a good thing. You just burned a bunch of calories and your body is looking to make up for them. However, just because you burned a few hundred calories doesn’t mean you get to indulge in any and every food you see. And you certainly can’t eat as much as you want. In fact many occasions working in many gyms that most people believe is the more they exercise the more they can indulge. Big mistake!
Excuse #3: I Don’t Have Time to Exercise
This one could go right to the top of the list. Spend a few days documenting how you use your time. Write down each and every thing you do and how long you do it for. You’ll soon notice how much time you throw in the trash by mindlessly surfing your favorite social media sites and watching television. Transform those times into workout opportunities and toss the time excuse in the trash. Making time to exercise is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself.
Excuse #4: Exercise Really Hurts
Some folks are in pain the day after they work out. If this is you and you find yourself feeling like you just rode a horse for three days straight after a workout, the reason is likely that you only hit the gym once a week or every two or three weeks. To get over that uncomfortable soreness after every workout, you’re going to have to go at it at least three times a week. Yes, you’ll still get sore on occasion, but it’ll be an accomplished sore.
Excuse #5: I Love Junk Food
People look at this and they think that this may seem a hurdle too large to overcome, but if you’re willing to fight for your weight loss and health, it can be done. To convince yourself that healthy food doesn’t have to be disgusting, spend more time with health-conscious friends who cook and live healthily. Even if you don’t know anyone believe me if you seek you will find. Eat what they eat. You’ll be amazed at the wide range of flavors to savor on a healthy diet.
Excuse #6: It’s No Fun Doing It Alone
Then stop trying to dieting and exercise alone! Grab your healthiest friends and surround yourself with them. When you’re tempted to go off track with your diet or want to skip a workout, call or text your friends for immediate support. They’ll prop you up, remind you of your goals, and encourage you to stay the course. If you do not have health conscious friends then find a coach that can be by your side in your journey. In fact the people that wrote this blog post are at your service.
Excuse #7: My Body Is Delicate & Sensitive
First of all, before you start an exercise routine, it is always a good idea to run the idea by your physician. However, unless you have an incredibly rare condition, exercises done with proper technique and eating healthily will not put you at risk for anything but improved health. As soon as you accept the fact that your body can handle much more than you’ve put it through, the sooner you’ll begin enjoying the gym and make better use of your body. Just give it a 90 day chance. You are just a decision away.
Exercise is a huge part of the equation when it comes to achieving weight loss.
We are truly passionate about seeing our clients achieve results—without wasting time, energy and effort on mistakes. Start today but start slow and steady!
Troy & Jasmine :)