Today I want to talk about EXCUSES!! I k

Today I want to talk about EXCUSES!! I know during pre-season you all listed one EXCUSE that has held you back in the past, but today I want you all to examine your EXCUSES a little more. When I consult with my clients the number of EXCUSES I hear is massive! I hear:
I eat horribly when I’m drinking.
My boyfriend eats like a pig so there is constant temptation.
My husband hates the taste of health food.
My kids won’t eat anything healthy.
I don’t have the time to do what you want me to, Tina.
It’s all too expensive.
(Any of these sound like you?)
It is so easy o think of excuses. It’s much harder to take responsibility for yourself.
STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS IN YOUR LIFE.
STOP BLAMING THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE TO GO TO WORK FOR HAVING NO TIME TO PREPARE YOUR FOOD.
STOP BLAMING YOUR PARENTS FOR YOUR BEING OVERWEIGHT.
STOP BLAMING YOUR HUSBAND FOR INFLUENCING YOUR SALT INTAKE WITH EVENING MEALS.
STOP BLAMING YOUR KIDS FOR YOUR CHOCOLATE ADDICTION.
JUST STOP THE BLAME GAME AND START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY, NOW!
***Get a notepad and make a list of the reasons you have used in the past to stop you from improving your health, eating habits, and lifestyle choices. Identify routines, habits, or lifestyle choices that you have used as a reason for not making positive changes in your life. Here are some of the most popular excuses I hear:
(Stressful life, too busy, partner has unhealthy eating habits, family too demanding- so no energy for self, don’t know where to start, too expensive)
**Once you have acknowledged your excuses, write the following sentences on your notepad:
I no longer allow any of the above excuses to stop me from achieving my potential. I am free to do anything if I set my mind to it!!
Know that the healthier you keep your body and mind, the easier it will be to cope with a demanding lifestyle. Regardless of how unhealthy your partner eats, you do not have to follow that person’s bad habits. If your partner encourages you to eat unhealthy, you need to explain to him or her that you are concerned about your health and need to make changes. But you can never blame anyone else for your situation. You cannot blame your hubby for your chocolate cravings or your junk food habits. If your partner doesn’t want to go along with you, then you do it for yourself. Let them do whatever they do. But do not let anyone hold you back from changing your life for the better. Positive change can fit into any lifestyle, no matter how busy. Identifying your excuses is an important start.

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