What is holding you back?

The most common excuses I hear people make when it comes to not exercising are:

I am too tired.

I am cannot afford to workout.

I cannot awake up that early.

I cannot eat healthy.

I am too lazy.

I am too busy.

I am out of shape.

I cannot cook.

I cannot stop eating those particular foods that is causing my weight gain.

I am a mother.

I am too stressed out to workout.

Tomorrow I will work out.

I have no exercise equipment.

I travel a lot.

I don’t know how to start.

The weather sucks.

I am not motivated.

I have no time.

I am tired.

I am on my period.

I am too sick to workout.

I am cannot workout 3-4 days week.

I am too old to exercise.

My kids get in the way.

I am too fat.

I am having too much health problem such arthritis, back pain and asthma etc.

I am full time parent or full time student.

I am no time for myself.

I have no motivation.

I am not that disciplined.

I am cannot work out alone.

I am not motivated every day to work out and I have use some of the excuses mention above. I don’t allowed it limit my mind. As long as I continue to try to work out I know I am winning. Also, I don’t depend on motivation to help me to work out because it will eventually wear off. Motivation is what helps me start my weight loss journey but my habits will help me in the tough times. With my habit I form disciple and consistency to keep you going. I love what Bruce Lee said “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

Please look at the excuses I mention above and be honest with yourself, what is your excuse and or you going to let it define who are.  We can create new habits by trying to eat healthy by making small changes such as cut down junk food and cut down soda drinks. Also, try exercising by walking on treadmill for 30min, workout 20-30 daily but increase it gradual. If you fail at eating healthy or exercising and you are not losing weight, please try again because I believe you can do it. If you fail eight times, get back up the nine times because when each defeats we learn a lessons.

I remember when I was younger I read book called The Little Engine That Could. This book is about a train that breaks down. If has to deliver toys to boys and girls on the other side of the mountain. A little blue engine happens to come by and decides to try and help the big red engine over the mountain by pulling it over. It doesn’t believe it can pull it initially but with determination it overcomes its obstacles as it slowly pulls the toys and animals to the other side.

By making all those excuses we are limiting our self. We are telling ourselves that we cannot do it and eventually it becomes our way of life to limit our mind. If you want to breakaway free from your excuses, you have to step in the unknown. We don’t know our limits until we push you past them. If you can believe it, you achieve it. We need to do what The Little Engine That Could do which is stand up and face our fear by trying. If we can believe its truth there is nothing that we cannot do.

“I know for sure: your journey begins with a choice to get up, step out, and live fully.” The reason why I am smiling so big is because this outfit I am wearing I had it for years and I did not wear because of my weight gain. I am happy to see the pounds melting away again. I am happy to be where I am in my life because I am strong, I am child of God, I am a conqueror, I have confidence in myself and I feel pretty. Please check out my new blog post on what is holding you back. I hope it will motivate you to do the work in any areas of life you are struggling in. follow me on Instagram keisha199 for my daily meals ideas and motivation post. God bless You!!!

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