Just STOP the thought train that creates "reasons" (excuses) and debates whether or not you should exercise or eat right. When I hear myself debating and rationalizing, I call myself out on it. "Heyyyyyy.........wait a minute........" Once I realize where that train is headed, I jump right off and get back on the right track. Listen to yourself and quit thinking! ;-)
Don't let Yourself use an excuse. Would you accept an excuse from a spouse or child? Well, in most circumstances, No! You must push forward without excuses. Excuses have cost you months, Years.....and hopefully not your life eventually.
People often say they wish they "had the motivation" to exercise, and ask me where I get mine. I tell them I don't. I don't have, want, get, or wait for motivation to exercise. What I try to do is ignore the motivations to NOT exercise; the "I don't want to" and "I'm busy." Instead it's a part of my day I just DO without questioning it. Sometimes it means I put on my running clothes and walk out the door before I have a plan, just to keep myself from going down the "I don't feel like it" road.
Next time you see your motivation falter, rather than seeking excuses that let you out of doing exercise, brainstorm the reasons for doing exercise. Additionally, I imagine how proud of myself I am when I have had a great workout. This helps motivate me to do it.
During my workouts when I start to get tired or start to feel "the burn", especially when I am close to the end or to a point where I change a particular exercise, my mind starts coming up with reasons why it is OK to slow down or let up. I immediately shut down that thinking and tell myself "NO EXCUSES!"
I used to be very good at finding excuses not to exercise. I wished I had more time, more money, more sleep and promised myself when things got better I would join a club or become a regular exerciser. SP pushed me outside my "box" of ideas of what exercise is so I started brainstorming what I could do and even when things were not perfect, did it anyways. I accepted shorter workouts. Tried new things that didn't take $ or special equipment. It was not until my DD agreed to start doing 5
After I've worked out, I feel so good, but then the next day I may not feel like working out. So I go in and schedule an e-mail to be sent to me the next morning, adding how good I felt after I worked out. This helps me when I don't feel like working out by reminding me how good I felt that day.
I love the burst of energy that I get after working out! I have "Walk Away the Pounds" (Leslie Sansone), PodRunner Intervals, and 5K101.com. I have no excuse to NOT get my workouut in. Rain, sleet, snow, extreme heat.... bring it on! I have my tools for a sustainable indoor and outdoor workout plan.
Make a list of your excuses! Lots of times, we make excuses for not exercising or not making better food choices. If you can identify these excuses, you can push past them. Don't let excuses slow you down from reaching your goals and dreams!!!
At the beginning of the week, I record all of the shows that I think I'll want to watch that week. If any pop up, I'll record them the day of. If I already have it on record, AND the possibility of missing commercials, I can't use a new episode of House or Southpark as an excuse not to go to the gym
I find that if I decide the night before how and when I'm going to get my exercise the following day, I'm much more likely to do it. Every evening I decide whether I'll go to a class at the gym or go for a long walk or if it will be a day off. That way, it's already in my head when I wake up!
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