We have made them our entire lives. Excuses. We make them to justify why we don't or won't do something. I make them all the time. I'm too tired. I'm too busy. I just don't want to. I just read Wayne Dyer's book Excuses Be Gone and was inspired to do some work this month with ridding ourselves of excuses.
He goes on to say that our excuses are created by our beliefs or rather our what we think are our beliefs. Let me explain. Picture your life as a large circle of events. We do this and get this result and until something changes nothing will change. What we believe is what we become, change that belief and change your life.
Excuses are what we believe not the real reality. Ever heard a child respond to the question of how are you going to do at the basketball game tonight? We will probably lose he says. To which you respond "well that's no way to go into a game thinking like that."
But we do the same thing with our own life. We make excuses to why we are overweight, don't have the house we want, don't have the job we want or not enough money. We blame others or our current situation and circumstances but haven't you heard the news? We can change our current reality any time we want.
The question for you is do you want to change your current reality? If the answer is yes! Then you must change your beliefs and rid yourself of those excuses.
Becoming aware is the first step to making the change. We must first accept that we make excuses and then take action to get rid of the excuses we make that prevent us from living the life of our dreams.
I will go into detail later about the principles that Dr. Dyer talks about but for now let's start the ball rolling with listing the most common excuses and their solutions. Most all of these excuses are related to getting healthy, weather it be losing weight or just starting an exercise program. You can see how to apply these solutions to other excuses we make. This will help propel you into motion for changing your own life no matter what excuses you make.
Read the excuse then immediately following is an affirmation that can be repeated several times to help begin the process of changing what you believe. Don't forget to take immediate action once you feel compelled to do so.
ONE: It's too hard to start a workout program.
I have within me the power to change my life. I am strong and ready to get started. I will let nothing stand in my way of reaching my fullest potential. I just need to start.
I am an all powerful being with amazing capabilities. I can do anything I want to do. I just need to start.
If you are losing weight just start. Start doing something, walking. It's not too hard to start walking. find a friend or family member and walk everyday in a near by park the energy you create will continue to motivate you to keep going.
2. I've never been healthy before why would I think it would be different this time?
I only have this single moment right now in my reality. I will make choices today that will bring me closer to my goals. There is no past and no future only this one moment.
If you take small steps towards getting healthy you will eventually reach your goals.
3. I can't afford it.
We live in a world of abundance we need only tune into the frequency. I know this may be hard to understand, but fretting about money will only prevent it from coming into your life. Say the affirmation every day as many times as you can throughout the day to begin to change your belief about money.
"I choose abundance and properity in my life. Scarcity will no longer run my life."
Also again doing some exercise program outside with no equipment will cost you NOTHING! If you make up your mind there is nothing you cannot do.
4. I won't be able to keep up with the others.
I need not compete with others. I am in control of my reality and I choose to be healthy.
There is no competition in getting healthy. If starting a program with other people is too much for you to handle or simply just not your thing then find a way to do it alone or with ONE other person. Keep it simple. Go for a walk everyday with a close friend. This need not be complicated just get moving and take small steps.
5. I can't do it I'm scared.
There is nothing to fear. I am only fearing the unknown, but there is no unknown there is only now. What can I do now that can move me closer to my goals? What is ONE thing I can do that is under my control that will make me feel accomplished today.
6. I don't feel like exercising.
I look at exercising as fulfilling and energetic. I choose to feel good rather than lathargic. Feeling good would only promote more feeling good energy. I will continue to find an exercise program that I do enjoy and I will not let anything stand in my way of achieving my goals.
There are so many ways to get exercise. You could take the kids out to the beach or for a walk. Take the dog out and throw the ball around and then race him to it. You could get a few friends together to play frisbee golf or a game of basketball. Dig deep you will find something that you get excited about.
7. I'm too busy.
I am never too busy to get healthy. I would rather be healthy than be sick. I certainly do not have time for sickness in my life, therefore I choose to exercise and feel good.
I hear this one all the time. Everyone gets 24 hours in a day it's what we do with this 24 hours that determines our reality. It may only take a few minutes to do some activity that will help you along your journey, you can even include others in your endeavor if you have kids or other family members that are causing your busyness.
8. I don't have anyone to workout with.
I have friends who are silently looking for someone too workout with too. I will find them and connect with them and get started immediately. I will let nothing or no one (or in this case the lack of someone) stop me. I will forge ahead no matter what.
9. I don't have the energy.
I have abundant energy, as a matter of fact I am energy I am made only of energy and I know that once I start to exercise that my energy will only increase. I will let nothing stand in my way of achieving my goals.
Exercise has many benefits and increase energy is one of them. Start small and regularly and see the differences in your energy level. Do not just quit if you are tired find the cause and find a the solution and keep going.
10. I am sick all the time or I have pain that prevents me from working out.
I will see my Dr. asap and get a clearance to get started. Or I will take care of this pain and I will stop at nothing to rid myself of this pain so I can feel good. My first goal is to feel good. I will let nothing stand in my way.
Make sure you get a Dr. clearance to perform an exercise program. And if you read anything in this blog read this. *The body can heal itself with the right frame of mind. You can accomplish ANYTHING with the right mindset.
11. I don't know what to do.
I am an empty vessel waiting to be filled with knowledge. I will gain the right about of information to start my program. I will just start walking for now until I have other information to workout on my own. I want to get strong and lose weight without injury I will be patient and start anyway.
There are many videos on this site that can help you get started. There are plenty of people who are available to help you get started. Do not hesitate to ask if you need help.
12. My family will become jealous, especially my husband.
I love myself enough to start anyway. I am the one who lives inside this body and I will let nothing or no one stand in my way. I will find the support I need to continue on this journey. Maybe even my husband will join me and we can build our relationship.
Everyone needs to have support when starting an exercise program. If your spouse can't be that person then I encourage you to find another family member or a friend that will motivate and encourage you. It will make it much easier along the way.
13. I'm too old.
I am never too old to start. I will cut years off of my life if I become healthier. I will go start easy and as I build muscle strength I will turn up the heat. I will not let my age deter me from getting healthy.
14. It's boring.
Only boring people get bored, and I am an exciting person. I will find something fun for me to do to get healthy. There are numerous ways to getting in shape and I will stop at nothing to find the right program for me.
There are literally thousands of ways to get into shape. This is only an excuse. Do not let excuse run your life any longer.
15. I have kids.
My kids deserve to feel good too. I will include them when I can in my exercise program. I want to teach them that exercise can be fun and give them the tools for when they get older to take care of their bodies as well. I will not let having kids keep me from my destiny.
If they are too young then bringing them along in a stroller will work just as well.
16. I'm too fat.
I am perfect in every way. If I feel I am unhealthy I will take the correct action to move me in the direction goals. Fat is only stored energy and I plan to use up that storage for fun and exciting activities. I deserve to be fit and healthy and feel good.
Just get moving. Start a walking program to start burning through that fat storage and once you feel strong enough you may want to start something more challenging. But you will do that once your ready.
17. I'm thin already.
I will stop at nothing to make sure I am taking care of my body. Even if I am thin already I will make sure I am eating enough and getting enough exercise to maintain my current weight and make sure the inside of my body is just as healthy as I look from the outside.
18. I don't want to be a gym rat.
I will do anything it takes to get healthy and if the gym is not for me I will find something that works. I will join a safe, supportive, fun, friendly atmosphere to workout in perhaps ONE Ultimate Health has a boot camp just like this.
19. It will take a long time.
All I have this is very moment. I live in the present and will let nothing stand in my way of getting healthy.
How long from now is your next birthday if you don't start to get healthy? How long is your next birthday if you do start to get healthy? Which would you rather have a healthy body to live in or continue to live in the one you have?
I am sure you can come up with many more excuses and if you would like post them here and I will help you come up with an affirmation to rid yourself of these excuses and help you reach your full potential. Because you deserve to feel good and have the life you want to attract.
Til next time be at PEACE.