Have you ever wondered how some people are able to maintain amazing bodies while you struggle with your fat loss goals?
They make it look so easy to achieve amazing results. What is their secret? When you break it down, the answer is simple. The missing link between you and your ideal body is your list of excuses.
Start with an excuse and expect to be excused from losing unwanted body fat. Here’s seven excuses that have ensured some people will fail in their fat-loss attempts before they ever start.
Excuse #1: I’ve Always Been Overweight
Here’s a little secret: feeling sorry for yourself will not help you lose body fat. Quite the contrary. Bitching and moaning that you’ve never been thin/lean 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, out of shape you. If you’re going to really cut your weight, you’ve got to be able to envision a leaner, fitter version of yourself.
Excuse #2: I Worked Out, So I Can Eat Whatever
Working out (training) often makes you hungry. Which is a good thing. You just burned a lot of calories and your body is looking replenish them. However, just because you burned 200-400 calories doesn’t mean you get to indulge in any and every food you see (put the KFC down!). And you certainly shouldn’t eat as much as you want. It’s so easy to undo a lot of hard fought progress by eating more calories than you’ve just burnt off.
Excuse #3: I Don’t Have Time to Exercise
Now you’re just lying to yourself! I bet if you spent a couple of days documenting how you use your time, you will find the 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 away by mindlessly surfing your favourite social media sites and watching television. Add up all that lost time and transform it into workout opportunities and stop lying to your-self. If you want it bad enough you will find the time.
Excuse #4: Exercise Hurts
Some people are in pain the day after they work out. If this is you and you find yourself feeling like you just gone ten rounds with Anthony Joshua, 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 overcome that uncomfortable soreness after every workout, you’re going to have to take a step back. Make the workout a little easier but train a few more times a week. Yes, you’ll still get sore on occasion, but it’ll be an accomplished sore. If you need some help with your fitness program click here and get in contact, I will be happy to help.
Excuse #5: I Love Fast Food
This may seem a hurdle too large to overcome, but if you’re willing to fight for your fat loss, it can be done. To convince yourself that healthy food doesn’t have to be bland, spend more time with health-conscious friends who cook and live healthily. Eat what they eat. You’ll be amazed at the wide range of flavours that are possible with a healthy diet.
Excuse #6: It’s Hard Doing It Alone
Then stop trying to do it alone! Grab your healthiest friends/co-workers 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 moral support. They’ll happily prop you up, remind you and encourage you to stay on track.
Excuse #7: My Body Is Delicate
First off, before you start an exercise routine, it’s always a good idea to run the idea by your GP. However, unless you have an incredibly rare medical condition, exercises done with proper technique and eating healthily will not put you at risk for anything but improved health and better body composition. As soon as you accept the fact that your body can handle and adapt to much more than you’ve put it through, the sooner you’ll begin enjoying the gym and make better use of your body.
Always remember that exercise is a huge part of the equation when it comes to losing unwanted body fat.