1) I don’t have time to workout
This is the ultimate excuse. You make time to watch your favorite TV show, go out to that nice restaurant or maybe just McDonalds. You make time for the things you actually want to do. So make time to work out! You’re busy yes. But like I said you make time for the things you want to make time for. You don’t’ have to go to the gym and spend 2 hours on the cardio machines. Just get a fitness video or a couple weights, take a walk with your dog, it will help and it’s worth it.
2) I keep junk food around for my kids
Throw it away. You know they really shouldn’t be eating it either. Junk food typically is loaded with sodium and fat. This sodium makes the junk food addictive in nature and once you start eating it, other foods just don’t taste as good. The best course of action is to not buy it at all, keep it out of your house and eventually the cravings will go away. Instead you can substitute junk food for healthy nuts and fruits like grapes. Make sure you are eating the unsalted versions for best results.
3) I’ve tried before and I am incapable
If you fail the first time, try try again. You have failed before either because of the wrong application or the wrong information, most likely a combination of the two. So just because Atkins didn’t work like you thought it would doesn’t mean another diet plan and reasonable exercise plan won’t. Pick yourself back up and keep trying, you will find something that works best for you soon.
4) I have too many social events
Of course you can. Are they really going to take offense or even notice if you don’t eat that extra mini hot dog or other appetizer? Are they really going to care if you don’t partake in several drinks at the open bar? Stop worrying about what others may think and time for you to focus on yourself. No. Nobody cares, nobody will be offended. Practice self control.
5) I travel a lot and don’t have the time
So you can’t eat healthy and go to a hotel gym while you’re traveling? You can’t walk around the city instead of taking a taxi everywhere you go? Fruits and veggies are available everywhere, soups are available everywhere, healthy foods in general are available everywhere, not just in your home state or city or even in just your house. This is no excuse and you can seriously make time for your goals if you are truly serious about changing for the better.
6) My friends, it’s peer pressure
Are you your friends? No. You have to communicate with them. Otherwise, how can you really expect them to know that you are dieting, know that you need extra help and support. You have to communicate. Consider joining groups local or in cyberspace to find supportive people that can act as a support structure. Repay the good karma by being that backbone for others when you’ve made some solid progress.
7) Rebel against my family nagging
If you lose weight, you are not doing it for them. They aren’t going to benefit. People aren’t going to look at them differently when they go out, their health is not going to improve if you lose weight, all of those things are things that you will benefit from. So stop being a rebellious teenager that really just ends up sabotaging themselves.
The bottom line is that you might be making these excuses but you are really just being lazy and this behavior will not help you reach your goals. Make time for you, eat the right foods and remove the negative influences from your life that are holding you back. You have the power for real, super positive, life changing progress, you just need to get over yourself. Hash truth but maybe this is what you need right now. Best of luck and I know you can do it, if it’s any consolation.