This was a really thought provoking exercise & one that I wish I had done a long time ago when I started my weight loss journey. Nevertheless, I think I have muddled my way through some of the excuses stuff over the past two years and on the whole managed to maintain motivated to get moving and exercise.
The focus was all about excuses – the excuses that we make for not doing things and in particular exercise. The first part is listening to a video from Mish where she explains about 3 types of excuses we make to ourselves and our family and then you have to list your excuses and an action plan for those excuses.
A long time ago I would have had a huge list of excuses for not exercising – all of which I believed to be genuine & valid reasons (I’m too big, I’m too heavy, People will stare at me, I don’t have time, I don’t have gym membership etc – you know them all I’m sure). Now the list is much less as I do tend to fit in a lot of exercise into my schedule. Note the word schedule – this is important to me, I plan my exercise and commit to my plans.
Completing this exercise was a reminder to me of how far I have come and of how I can set goals to overcome my excuses. It was also a useful opportunity for me to get some ideas on how to help others who are struggling to motivate themselves to exercise too.