If you are here reading because you want to find something groundbreaking, just stop reading here. This blog is really a self-check that also lets you know you are not alone. If you take just 1 thing away from this article it’s that we are our own worst barriers to success. None of these obstacles is unique though I offer plenty of tips. Just know, that super fit runner on the street you pass in your car? They experience these too. Here’s some of what they do to overcome them.
I don’t have time. We are busier than ever yet we spend more and more time online. Check your screen time. Schedule your workout in. Combine your TV time with a workout, cut back on dead time online with a timer and stick to it. There is a way.
I don’t feel like it. The truth is that we are wired to take the path of least resistance. If you wait to “feel like it” it will never happen so work on the internal dialogue- mind over matter. Confession: I often don’t feel like it.
I dunno about you but it seems like one day of indulging often brings another and another and before you know it you’re guiltily humming Annie’s “tomorrow” inside your head. There’s always a reason to indulge. And you know? It’s actually good for you. So for starters let’s just get over the guilt and purposely indulge in some extra calories every once in a while.
My rule is that it’s ok to indulge as long as my digestive enzymes can recognize it as food, that is, no processed yoga mat material or preservatives and trash included in my cheat days. Stick to real food even the sinfully rich variety and with moderation, you will recover. Yes, you CAN have your proverbial cake and eat it too. I do it all the time –figuratively speaking.
If you are on a sustainable plan of everyday healthy living that involves whole foods nutrition and appropriate portion sizes for your body, you are very much ahead of the game. But it’s also easy to have too much of a good thing. Being on track involves follo...