Are You Lying to Yourself?
Guest Post by 3D Vitality Health Coach Ann Musico
“I can’t lose weight.”
“I’m too busy to exercise every day.”
“I have no time to cook healthy food.”
“I can’t afford healthy food.”
“(Fill in the blank: diabetes, arthritis, obesity, cancer) runs in my family. There’s nothing I can do about it.”
Do any of those statements sound familiar to you? Before you dig your heels in and argue that you really are too busy to exercise or cook healthy food, I would ask you to take a deep breath and be really honest – with yourself. You can tell me anything and I won’t know the difference. But you know, deep down, if you are being honest or making excuses.
Because truth be told, even without knowing you or your situation I can confidently say you could easily replace the “can’t” in those statements with “don’t want to” and then you would be speaking honestly.
If you really don’t want to lose weight – just be honest – especially with yourself and with everyone else. Because if you try to lose weight when you are not ready to or don’t really want to for whatever reason, you will sabotage your own efforts – every single time.
Maybe you believe you truly want to eat healthier, or exercise daily or make some other healthy change but you seem to fail every time and don’t know why. Here’s an easy way to determine what your true belief is: if you consciously believe one thing – yet consistently do something else, your true belief is in conflict with what you consciously believe.
So let me leave you with the positive truth for each of the statements that opened this post:
“I can’t lose weight.” Either you don’t want to or are not ready to – yet. You may feel overwhelmed and not know where to begin. I can help with that.
“I’m too busy to exercise every day.” Let’s be honest – you just don’t want to! But do you realize that even doing some kind of activity for 10 minutes at a time, 3 times a day will give you the same benefits of a 30 minute workout. Surely you can find 10 minutes here and there!
“I have no time to cook healthy food.” Again, maybe you just don’t know where to begin and get overwhelmed before you even start. It doesn’t take a huge amount of time and learning some easy, healthy recipes might be step one.
“I can’t afford healthy food.” You can’t afford NOT to buy the healthiest food you can! There are many ways to get the highest quality food at a good price. See this No-Nonsense Nutrition Report for some ideas.
“(Fill in the blank: diabetes, arthritis, obesity, cancer) runs in my family. There’s nothing I can do about it.” I talk about why you are not a victim of your genes here. Research proves heredity accounts for about 20% of your risk and lifestyle and habits 80%! You do the math.
Are you settling for excuses when you could be enjoying results?
Ann Musico is a holistic health coach who helps women, at every age, to exemplify lives of vibrant health and wholeness – spirit, soul and body. Her mission is to show women how to adopt a healthy lifestyle in a way that is simple and achievable, empowering them to take responsibility for their own health in order to be a positive influence on their families. You can visit her website at http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com. Be sure to subscribe for her free weekly No-Nonsense Nutrition Report and the 7 Days to Feeling Great Challenge!