All of us cut corners, it’s in the human nature. We all know the excuses and we have all used them. But what is really happening is that we are lying to ourselves and we restrict ourselves from achieving those things we really want, for example to lose weight and to make it last.
“I can’t lose weight”
Probably for a very few people it is true, they simply can’t lose weight. But the majority is just using it as an excuse. You hear the excuse “I can´t lose weight” quite a lot from people who
deep down actually want to lose weight “I eat healthy food, I exercise but nothing happens so I can´t be bothered to do it anymore”. But usually they are eating more than the body burns, so of course the weight won´t go down.
“I don’t have time”
Probably the most typical excuse we have all used. Not having the time to lose weight, is a very silly excuse because losing weight isn’t a matter of working out 3 hours a day. A little exercise is better than no exercise! Change your daily routine and prioritize so you get some exercise every day, for instance in front of the television.
“I don’t have time to cook”
To change the way you eat and what you eat, won’t take up all your time. Start out with smaller changes: e.g. eat smaller portions, use less fat when cooking, make a habit of eating more vegetables with you meal etc.
“I can’t exercise because of an injury”
Of course you can have a bad knee or something else that prevents you from exercising hard. Don’t despair! You can go for a walk, do some stretching exercises, and do pushup, sit ups or something else. It’s good for the body and over time it will help you lose weight.
“I love takeout”
We all know takeout is bad and we should avoid it. But because of our lifestyle it is difficult to avoid takeout completely. So if you get takeout then try to avoid too much cheese on the pizza, avoid the fries and get boiled potatoes instead and get the sauce at the side so you can control it. Too much junk food makes it hard to lose weight, so cut down the junk in fast food as much as you possibly can.
“I start changing my life on Monday”
There is no excuse for not changing your habits and you know it. When Monday arrives we push it even further. So begin the change right away.
“People will laugh at me in the gym because I am overweight and out of shape”
Take a 30minute walk alone instead of the gym and cut down on the food. You will never get in shape or get thin unless you start changing. So focus on taking the first step!!!!