Did you come up with some goals for 2018? It’s the 1st of the year, and you have to hold yourself accountable. No excuses! Perhaps you promised yourself that you'd live a healthier lifestyle by eating more healthy, more plant-based or by incorporating more cardio or a weight routine into your workouts?
My goal this year is to have a get back into a cross-training routine. I want to be able to do pull-ups and be a tad bit more healthy. These are all realistic and reachable goals; It is the getting their part that is a challenge. BUT I have a plan and mini goals along the way to accomplish to achieve my big picture goals.
You see, to reach your goals, you need to stop making excuses. I and you both are guilty of them. And, believe me...I know this all too well. I know for my own goals, excuses aren't going to get me the results I want. Even when I'm the most tired and sore, I have to push myself not to let my excuse overshadow my goals, especially in the winter months when sitting at home watching Netflix with a cozy cup of hot chocolate might seem much more appealing.
I'm sure that you've used one of these excuses to NOT exercise:
- I’m tired.
- I’m hungry.
- I’m full.
- It’s too hot out.
- It’s too cold out.
- It’s raining.
- It’s Friday.
- It’s Monday.
- It’s too expensive.
- I need to lose weight before I can exercise.
- I don’t know what to do when I get to the gym.
- Everyone will laugh at me.
- I hate going alone.
- I'm too busy.
Most of these might sound a bit silly, but I’ve heard every single one of them. Without a doubt, each of us could add to this list as well.
Valerie is a San Francisco native who loves overall health and wellness. She content creator and recipe developer, helping brands in the Fitness, Health & Wellness space tell their stories through gluten-free, mostly plant-based food, life + travel.