When we set out to make improvements to our exercise routines or eating habits, there are many factors that determine the likelihood of reaching our goals. If we are simply interested in getting healthier and shedding excess weight, our chances of success are lower than for someone who is committed to making changes. These scenarios illustrate the difference:
Family goes out for ice cream for a birthday celebration after a large dinner together.
-The interested person caves to the social pressure because it's a special occasion and 'just this once won't hurt.'
-The committed person goes along, but forgoes the unnecessary caloric hit.
A walking buddy cancels plans at the last minute.
-The'interested' person finds another way to busy themselves.
-The 'committed' person walks by themselves or gets a last-minute stand-in to go along.
A big work project thwarts healthy meal planning for the week.
-The interested person uses the work stress as an excuse to turn to takeout food and stalls their weight loss.
-The committed person finds healthy meals they've stocked in their freezer or finds nutritious meal plan alternatives to avoid turning to comfort/convenience foods.
My invitation to you:
When you find excuses are getting in the way of your commitment to making health changes, remind yourself of why you started. Know that you can be stronger than your excuses especially when you've connected to your deep and meaningful reasons for change---your WhyPower.
To your good health!
Certified Whole Health Coach
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
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