I am working on a capstone project for my Master’s program that deals with helping my clients overcome their obstacles. Speaking quite basically, I am trying to help eliminate excuses that are keeping my current clients (and potential clients) from achieving the goals they want to achieve. This has really caused me to delve into what it is that holds people back. Once thing I know is that it is not the same for everyone. It might be a lack of time, a lack of proper resources, a lack of knowledge as to what to do, a lack of desire to make dietary changes, or a lack of financial ability to invest in healthy practices. However, I have learned through my years in this field that every excuses can be combated. Don’t believe me? Try me.
It really all comes down to a matter of priority. I know, I’m sure you are the exception…you are the one who is too tired, has too many kids, too many pounds of weight to lose, too many hours of work, and too little time to eat healthy. To that I say, “Sorry. I don’t buy it.” I know it sounds harsh, but it’s the truth. It really comes down to what you are willing to do. It is a matter of how much you want results. It is a matter of letting go of the bad habits that you’ve grown to love so much, and an allowance of change. It is believing in yourself enough to try. It is keeping a consistency of effort for long enough to see a difference. It is a perseverance through obstacles, and time where you could care less. Except, you have to care. That is what it is all about. Caring enough to achieve what you are one hundred percent capable of achieving.
I have seen people who didn’t think that weight loss or health improvement was possible for them make incredible strides and lose hundreds of pounds. I have seen absolute reversals of bad habits, changes in diets, and refinements of lifestyles that one might never have thought possible. I have seen people change their body shapes, but more importantly I have seen people change their lives. It is possible. You are capable.
So, what is it that is holding you back? What excuses are you still giving? My advice to you…stop. Own up to your potential, and live a life that feels good. Stop giving all the reasons why you can’t, and won’t, and aren’t. You can. IF you will.