“I don’t have time to cook.”
Plan meals in advance. Make your grocery list from your meal plans. Keep frequently used staples on hand. Do some prep work once or twice a week to make meals simpler and faster to prepare.
“I don’t like being hungry.”
Load up on low calorie and filling foods. Pack a punch with non-starchy veggies loaded with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
“I don’t like healthy foods.”
Come on! Try new things. Use spices to boost taste and flavor.
“Nutritious foods are expensive.”
Make smart choices and eat more plant-based vegetables.
“Exercise is boring.”
Find a workout you love. Switch it up when it gets old.
“I don’t have time to work out.”
Squeeze some time out of your day that is dedicated to you and your fitness. No one is going to give you extra time to do this. You need to take this time! Make your schedule fit your fitness routine.
“Sometimes I just push myself too hard.”
Make recovery a physical and mental recovery a priority.
“Isn’t exercise enough???”
NO! Exercise is only a part of the equation. You need to eat healthy, limit alcohol, get adequate quality sleep, and decrease stress.
“My joints ache with exercise.”
Go low impact.
“It’s hard for me to stay motivated.”
Set short term and long term, achievable goals. Reward yourself with non-food treats like a facial, pedicure or massage, a new skirt etc. when you accomplish your goals.
“I’m embarrassed if I goof up or fail.”
Let it go. Rethink and reboot.
“My will power falters in the face the temptation.”
Try to plan for anticipated tough times of temptation like birthdays, holidays, and other celebrations. Think about how you might handle these situations so as not to be totally sidelined.