Common Excuses for Dodging Weight Loss (And How to Overcome Them)

But, but, but…

We’ve heard it all.

I don’t have time.

I’m not a good cook.

Healthy food is too expensive.

I’m too busy taking care of other people.

My family won’t eat that, and I’m not making separate meals.

I don’t want to feel left out at gatherings because I can’t drink or eat the food.

And the list goes on…and on…AND ON.

Are you ready for some tough love? Because here it comes: You’re not unique! (At least not when it comes to these common weight-loss hurdles.) It’s human nature to resist change and make excuses when things get hard. We put up barriers to justify our actions, and seek like-minded people to give reassurance that our choices aren’t that bad. But here’s the trouble – every day you wait to make a change, the harder it’s going to be. The longer you stay stuck in your ways, the further you have to dig out. Pretty glum, huh? Don’t worry. There’s good news too!

Nobody, we repeat, NOBODY, is too far gone! No matter how lost you might feel, every day offers an opportunity to take back the wheel and choose a path of healthy living. So, how do you find the inspiration to make this bold change? The stimulus for change is different for everyone, but here are some common contributors:

  • Your health – The discovery of an illness or injury in your body can be jarring. When the doctor gives you the news that your lifestyle is actively damaging your health, the cause-and-effect can be pretty obvious. If you receive this type of news, try to approach the situation with hope rather than dread. Sometimes, simple changes to your diet and exercise regimen can bring some relief. Talk to your doctor or find a Moxifit clinic to provide you with recommendations towards positive changes you can start making in your daily life that will impact your current situation.
  • The health of a loved one – Maybe it’s not you, but a loved one who is suffering from a health condition due to lifestyle choices. Its difficult to watch someone you love suffer, and it can be hard to recognize that you might be putting family and friends in a similar position depending on YOUR life choices. If not for you, then choose to live your healthiest life for your loved ones. When things are challenging and you want to throw in the towel, remember that there are people depending on you! If you want the best for them, then you need to do what’s best for you first.
  • Self-esteem and confidence – It’s positively exhausting to dislike yourself day-in and day-out, and it could actually impact your success at work as well! Constantly fussing with the waistline of your pants, tugging at your snug shirt, seeing bags under your eyes when you look in the mirror – it sucks! Think about the amount of time you spend thinking about all the things you don’t like. Now, what if you took all that time, and channeled it toward something that was actually productive? Use that energy to invest in small changes that will make you look and feel like the version of you that you’re craving. Moxifit coaches have the tools and resources to help you look, feel and perform better, each and every day. It is what we do!

Bottom line – no more excuses! Reflect on your lifestyle choices, take back control, and DO IT NOW!

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