In my coaching career I have had many clients. Just as I have clients who love me, I also have clients who don't like me. One of the reasons is because I am very honest with them and can sometimes come off as harsh with the truth.
My job is to give my clients results and to be able to do that, I have to tell them where they are failing even if they don't want to hear the truth.
So in this article I'm going to compare a legitimate reason not to exercise with an excuse you may be making for not exercising.
If you are not willing to confront your excuses and if your weight loss is not a priority, this article is not for you. You may be offended, so stop reading and look for an article that talks about what you want to hear. Now if you are interested in getting real results in your weight loss, body and life continue reading.
So let's start by comparing some reasons with some excuses…
A broken bone is a good reason. Any good trainer and doctor knows that you can't train with a broken bone. It is important to give at least 6 weeks for the bone to heal before you can exercise. If you don't give the bone time, the bone won’t fuse from the initial position where it should be and you have to start the process all over. So it's not good to exercise with a broken bone.
A muscle trigger point, a flu, muscle or joint pain are no longer reasons, they become excuses...
Another good reason is having an accident which requires your concentration to solve it, improve it or overcome the accident. The accident does not have to be severe, but it can be. For example, let's say that you have in your calendar to go to exercise at 6 am, but you receive a call from your daughter who has a flat tire. You are the only one who can help her, you help her and the problem is solved. But now you're behind on your work and your appointment schedule. So there was no time to go to the gym. That is a legitimate reason.
But those problems don't happen every day. If your daughter calls you and says she couldn't take a bath because the shower stopped working, I'm sure she'll survive, make it to school and finish her day until the shower works again. You don't have to go back to fix the shower at that time. You can exercise and figure it out later. The shower becomes an excuse if you don’t exercise.
A special event in your life is another good reason,
the arrival of your baby, your wedding, a funeral, and events that are not very common that require your presence and support. But back to the same. These events are not that common.
Your birthday and that of the whole family, the purchase of your house, the dog's birthday, Independence Day are not events that require your presence and support. If you take this as a priority, it becomes an excuse.
There are too many excuses;
For example, my shoulder hurts, my nails hurt, I have the flu, today I don't feel like it, I don't have time, I'm tired, my neighbor is getting married, it's my sister-in-law's birthday, I have a lot of work and many other similar things. You know and we all know that these are just excuses and that your weight loss is not a priority. Which I'm not saying is bad. But be honest with yourself and don't lie to yourself that your weight loss is a priority.
Excuses don't work. You can make all the possible excuses for not exercising and you will realize that within a year your health will be the same or worse. Believe me, if excuses work to get you results, I have plenty and will use them. My life would be easier.
If you really want changes in your health, body and life, stop making excuses, discipline yourself,