The master of…

Working with people who are trying to lose weight, I’ve noticed something:
People are either a master at making progress or they’re a master at making excuses. Some excuses are so clever, so well thought out, that seriously, if there was a book made on the top 100 excuses of all time, these finely crafted gems would be at the top of the list, yup, they’re that good.
So let’s talk about you.

Are you making progress or are you making excuses?

It’s really that simple. No.. It really is.
Because when we really want something, we make a way. Don’t we?
Think about the last time you reeeeeally wanted something, (other than a smaller jean size), How hard did you work for it? What were you willing to sacrifice to get it? How well did you plan ahead to make sure it happened?
It’s really not about losing weight, (well it shouldn’t be) but working towards being the healthiest version of you. Weight loss will automatically come when we ditch the processed junk in our diets, eat whole foods, drink water, stop with our emotional eating/boredom eating and implement an exercise plan.
It’s really not that difficult. Really it’s not.
Unless…
We’re just not ready. In other words, we want something MORE than we want our health and figure back.
That ‘more’ could be anything.
We can say all we want that- we want to lose weight or we want to get our health back on track but the bottom line is this: if we aren’t quite ready to give up our comfort foods, learn new habits and get up and get moving, we will find every excuse in the book for staying exactly where we are.

So the question is this..
What do you want? No really.. What Do YOU Want?
(You KNOW what’s coming next.. yup, my favorite quote.)

“Decide what you want,
decide what you’re willing to give up for it,
establish your goals and get to work.” ~Hunt

Ask yourself- Am I making excuses or am I making progress?
(And here’s a tip.. you’ll grow when you get quiet long enough to hear the answer.)
Because we cannot do both. If you’re ready for change in whatever area of your life, you’ll find that excuses are no longer part of who you are. When they pop into your head, you will recognize them for what they are, get rid of them and keep moving forward. You will begin to look at obstacles as opportunities.

Can I tell you what you already know?
You can do this. Yup, you can.
So, lay down the excuses.. and pick up the keys to your future. :-)

“I wanna get in shape this year, but….”

Good grief.. there’s always a ‘but’ or an excuse in there somewhere… right?!

“I don’t want to give up my starbucks, I need it to get going.”
“You don’t understand how much I love bread.”
“I just have these cravings for ice cream and I can’t help myself.”
“You don’t expect me to give up chocolate, do you?”
“I have to have my diet coke.”

What’s wrong with us these days? Why do we think we can get something for nothing? Why do we think we can have something amazing without sacrifice?

It’s this simple.
Ready?
If you want to be fit and healthy, you gotta start by giving up the crap you’re eating and drinking.

That’s it.
No other way around it.
Nothing of value comes without hard work. And sometimes the hardest work is walking away from our crutches.

If you’re not willing to address your food addictions, emotional eating, and bad habits, get comfortable where you are, because that’s where you’re staying.


So the question is simple.
What do YOU want and what are you willing to give up for it?

The rest of that quote is this:
Set your priorities and go to work. (Hunt)
You can do it.

This year doesn’t have to be a repeat of all the other years, it really doesn’t. This year can be the one you drop the excuses and change your life for good. It all boils down to this.

You must decide.