They may wreck your dreams if you let them
Keep them goals in sight, don’t forget them, Alex Clare says in his song ‘Living’. Oh God. I wish it was as easy to do this as it is to say.
We, people who have this weight-gaining-from-a-simple-cookie struggle, know it. It’s so easy to stay motivated in the beginning. And later – no matter when – the ‘why am I doing this’ thought strikes again. That’s where all the excuses begin and we suddenly lose our balance and sometimes even the whole goal.
One more week passed. I can already see the progress on getting shape, also, lost 2 kilos in this 2 weeks time. But even tho the results are kinda obvious now, excuses hit me again.
So after few convos with other low metabolism victims I realized that there are few types of excuses, some of em more common than others. And each of it has its ways to fight it. Ofc it won’t suit everyone but it’s worthy to try. There’s nothing to lose 🙂
So here are those 3 most common types of excuses:
1. The ‘It was nothing more but great experience’ type. This one usually hits after short time of dieting and exercising. Person just decides ‘it’s not for him’ and that the rules are too strict, and, well, he now has experienced one more thing in life and that’s enough.
And you know what? That’s right. The rules here are strict. Overstrict. Seems that it’s just one more thing which makes your life even harder and you were probably born with some ‘anti-healthy living’ genes. But this ‘it’s not for me’ stuff is actually just a temporary thing. That hated health beneficial thing later becomes a regular part of your life. Few studies have shown that anything can become a habit of yours in 3 weeks. So can healthy lifestyle.
2. The ‘YOLO’ type. You only live once, so what’s the point to make yourself suffer if you can live just a happy life?
Ofc, that ‘happy life’ is easier. Nothing much to think here. But have you ever thought about what benefits does healthy lifestyle have? If not, that might be a key for a great beginning. Take a notebook and write all the advantages it has. You’ll definitely be surprised about it.
3. The ‘I don’t have strong will‘ type. ‘It’s not enough strength in us to do this. It’s just that we don’t have it in ourselves. And we love food’, some people say.
This one is probably the most common. And my answer to it is, but who has? Do you think I chose this way of living cause I have strong will or what? Not at all. Where was my strong will when after a breakup with my first boyfriend a year ago I was binging every single day? Where was it last spring when I needed abs?? Exactly. Will is not a thing we’re born with. It’s a thing that we create by ourselves.
And the best way to create it is to get motivation from all the possible sources. Instead of following cake page on Instagram, better follow a transformation promoting one. Watch ‘how to exercise’ tutorials on YouTube. Find a group of people with similar goals as yours and join it.
So I hope my thoughts and insights helped you at least a little bit 🙂
Thank y’all 🙂