Trying to overcome workout excuses that make us skip our workouts affects us all.
Whether you are an Athlete, Gym Enthusiast or total Fitness Beginner, the chaos of life will give you plenty of reasons why to miss your workout and give up on training.
Today we're here to talk about how to stop making excuses for working out and we delve into 3 strategies on how to stop making excuses to miss your workouts so you stop skipping training sessions and you get the weight loss and body transformation results you deserve.
Let's get straight into it:
1. Stop Blaming External Circumstances
There are always things going on in life. There is always some party coming up, the kids are sick or work is busy. Always that kind of thing going on.
We've all got little time, everyone's busy, everyone's got it hard - so having that be the reason why we don't do anything means you'll never do anything.
The reality is there's always things in life that you can change some things you can't, but the truth is there's a lot more that you can change than we typically think.
I think we were sort of taught in this culture that you know if the outside world would only be a certain way then I could get things going on. But the truth is the world is as it is and it's not going to change anytime soon. Life is becoming more and more chaotic as we go on so we're going to have to learn to rise to that occasion and handle the chaos, the external circumstances that are going to change and they'll probably worse at some point compared to whatever they are now.
What are you going to do just quit? No we can't do that, that's not going to get you long-term results and letting go of your health goals and everything that's making you feel fit, strong and confident is not going to help you show up better in those circumstances.
You can always just take on a new perspective and just start moving forward. That's a big part of what we're going to get into throughout our journey here on this channel and anything else we've got how to take control of the things that we can in our lives very empowering process.
2. Keep The Momentum Going
Sometimes you're just not going to want to do it. It's going to be hard and the last thing you want to do but you do it anyway, and that doesn't mean flog yourself and destroy yourself and you have to do it so hard all the time, it just means you do something.
You have the power to make some change somewhere, absolutely. Even if it's the tiniest little bit.
A key solution that I've found makes a big difference is to choose something have sort of what they call a 'Minimum Effective Dose'. Something that you're going to be able to do even under high stress situations. And as we take control of one tiny little thing it starts to grow and we can nurture that change in behaviour and grow it. Then you're actually getting the results you want and this is how it can really last.
3. The Harder It Is The More You Get Out Of It
They say that sometimes the workout that you don't want to do is the most important one because it builds your discipline and commitment. It's just something that happens on the inside. When you do it even when you don't want to the commitment becomes stronger.
Everyone seems pretty comfortable with the idea that the harder you work out the more you get out of it - you've got the Olympic athletes and bodybuilders - the harder the workout is, the bigger, stronger and fitter they get. That's what's like on the inside too. The internal struggles that we go through, the harder it is the more you get out of it. And I think as long as you are connected to that then the suffering has a purpose and it has something that is inspiring in it even though it sucks and sometimes it does.
Think to yourself: "It's making me stronger I was feeling weak and down but I'm doing it anyway" and then you come out the other end of that with a sense of confidence and pride.
The more pride that you have for how hard you worked to get through it and how you did it even though you didn't want to really empowers the process.
Really a key to be consistent is to do it even when you don't want to do it because then you've got that commitment and that discipline growing. The harder that it was for you to do, the easier it's going to be for you to do next time because you know last time that sucked but ... now this is easy.
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Hi, my name is Jeff Laurence and I am a Therapist, Coach & Trainer who specialises in Weight Loss.