The top 5 excuses people use to avoid eating healthy and exercising. Which one is yours?
- Unrealistic Goals
- Lack of Social Support
- Social Physique Anxiety
Sound familiar? Now here is how to beat these excuses! I never want to hear them again.
The number one reason people don’t exercise is because they complain of lack of time. When it comes down to it, you are just using that time to surf the web, watch tv, text, or Facebook. You need to prioritize your time and find your health at the top of the list. This may mean waking up earlier or going to bed later, recording your show for another time, or skipping Facebook for a day. Priorities first, and health should be one of them. If you really don’t think you have time, then write a time journal for 3-4 days. Figure out how you spend your time and where you can fit your health in. Before long, you won’t be able to do those other things and you will be obligated to put your health first.
Proper goals increase motivation, raise confidence, and prove that paying attention to eating healthy and exercising work. Unrealistic goals decrease motivation, lower confidence, and decrease self-esteem. If you have an unrealistic goal, attempt it, and fail at it, then you will not try again. You will be broken and it will take a while for you to get back on your feet. This is why SMART goals are so vital to your success. It is my job to help you set up a realistic goal so you know what to do, how to do it, and how long everything is going to take. It is better to make smalls goals and smash them, than make huge goals and fail them.
Lack of Social Support
Social support is the perceived physical and emotional support from those around us. There are many types such as emotional, instrumental, informational, and companionship. You must define the amount of social support you need to continue and permanently change your lifestyle to a healthy one. Sites like this one, your personal trainer (me), your nutrition specialist (me), and Facebook pages can be your support. Spouses and friends can also be there for you, but you must depend on yourself to reach out for support when needed.
Social Physique Anxiety
This type of anxiety is that which makes you feel different, incompetent, and not able to fit into a healthy setting. You don’t feel like you are thin enough to go to the gym, healthy-looking enough to go to a health food store, and you believe you are incapable of being in a fitness setting. You wear baggy clothing to ward off anyone of analyzing your body type. A way to overcome this is to wear appropriate workout attire and to start working out with similar body types and friends.
Everybody wants that miracle pill that will make them lose weight overnight. “Oh you know the secret to weight loss? How much is it and where can I buy it?” Access to personal trainers, gyms, classes, and nutrition counselors may be limited to you. But guess what? You can always get fit at home. Contact me for a home program now! It’s super easy to get fit and healthy without any special weights, machines, or gadgets. Personal trainers can come to you. Convenience? Not an issue.