If you are currently using excuses to stop yourself from taking action to make healthy changes in your life, you may need to sit down and prioritize what you want for yourself. Perhaps you have been using excuses to start a healthy weight loss plan because deep down, you really aren’t interested in losing weight at this time.
If that’s the case, it’s perfectly fine, however I would encourage you to let go of the thoughts of “I want to lose weight”. If you continue to tell yourself that you want to lose weight, but on the other hand, you really don’t want to take the action, in my experience I’ve found that this just leads to feeling bad about yourself.
If you’re not ready to lose weight then you’re not ready, simple as that. There is no need to beat yourself up mentally over it because if you continue to feel bad about where you are at, and the way that you try to make yourself feel better is with food, then where will you end up? Any motivation that you may have had previously will be sapped by feeling so poorly about yourself, and you might end up stuck in a cycle of feeling bad, eating, and feeling bad again for quite awhile.
Examine your excuses and ask yourself if what is behind them is truly the fact that you aren’t ready to make changes at this time. This doesn’t mean that you will always be in this space, but if you are today, then that’s just where you’re at.
When you are ready to give up the excuses and make a commitment to yourself to lose weight and get healthy and fit, you will know it. In the meantime, don’t bring yourself down by feeling like you should be different, or that you should have unending motivation to change. Instead, feel good about having the awareness of where you are at right now, and being OK with it. 🙂Are You Using Excuses Because You’re Not Ready to Lose Weight?