So, this is the other reason I started this blog. I’m completing the February 2014 round of Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation. I’m super excited but a little nervous at the same time as it’s my first time completing a round of 12WBT. I’ve heard of so many awesome transformations and can’t wait to try my hardest to be one of those transformations in 3 months time!
I haven’t had much luck in the past with diets and exercise. I’ve tried Celebrity Slim (fantastic – lost 8kg – but put it all on again), a prewedding diet that made me very sick, protein shakes, starving myself, lemon detox diet (fainted on that one)… I can’t even remember the others, they all sort of just meld into one major struggle with my weight!
Now, I’m not obese but I do have a few kilos to lose. I’m not even sure how many as I’m too scared to weigh myself – this is ultimately going to change before the start of 12WBT… I’m just working myself up to it and getting my head in the game first!
So here I am, and one of the pre-season tasks is to outline excuses you use to get out of eating healthy or exercising. I am really the queen of excuses but here goes…
|I’m too tired||A workout will make me feel better & more energised|
|I’m too busy||You can always find 1 hour out of 24 to exercise each day|
|It’s too hard||Remember to try your hardest and I don’t need to overdo it all the time|
|I’m not seeing results on the scale so what’s the point?||Keep working hard – the scale might be recording all that awesome new muscle your creating from working out|
|External Excuses Within My Control||Solutions|
|It’s too hot||Who cares, you’re going to get hot and sweaty anyway|
|It’s too cold||Not for long, you’ll be hot and sweaty in no time|
|It’s raining||So what?! Do a workout inside today!|
|I don’t want to get out of bed… it’s comfy!||Your rest day is Sunday, if you skip today you won’t get to sleep in then!|
|I deserve to sit on the couch & relax, I’ve had a hard day at work||Do your workout first, sitting on the couch won’t make you look hot in skinny jeans or a nice dress & hubby will get angry for spending $200 for nothing|
|External Excuses Outside My Control||Solutions|
|Can’t eat prescribed meal plan/exercise due to special event (wedding)||Try to avoid unhealthy foods and eat the healthiest portion of the meal (veges & protein) – find time to exercise!|
|Going to mum and dad’s/friends place for dinner||Tell them the special diet I’m on and/or take my own meal|
|How can that skinny chick eat ‘insert bad food here’ and still be skinny – life is so unfair – commence eating chocolate||She’s a bitch and my family genes are drunk and should go home (screwed) but don’t worry I am being healthier than her and my body will eventually thank you|
|I’m sick so I can’t be bothered eating healthy/exercising||Eating extra healthy when I’m sick will help get me better quicker – also try to exercise but listen to my body and don’t go as hard as normal|
Oh, did I mention I have the worst genes ever! I take one bite of cake and the whole slice heads to my bum or thighs! Thanks mum and dad… really appreciate it! I feel so sorry for my future daughters… I hope they get dad’s genes!
Anyway, let me know your excuses and your combat strategy in overcoming them! I’d love to hear them! 🙂