Excuses. We all make them.

When it comes to nutrition, what excuses do you find yourself using that derail your efforts to stay on track?

A common one I hear is… (and, confession), something that I find myself saying… “Its just hard to stay consistent…”

Making healthy choices on a consistent basis, and staying on track with your health and wellness goals is hard. That is true. It is ok to feel like this is hard.

Let’s take a closer look at what we’re really saying. Here’s your challenge. Write down your struggles. Put pencil to paper on what gets in the way. What is hard for you? Maybe it looks something like this:

  • Losing weight
  • Meal prepping and working out on a consistent basis
  • Logging food- in a journal or My Fitness Pal
  • Doing strength sessions
  • Staying committed to long-term goals

The next step of this challenge is to find the counter argument to your excuses. What is harder?

  • Chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes
  • Fatigue from eating processed foods
  • Losing strength and endurance from not working out regularly
  • Walking up the stairs and feeling out of breath
  • Feeling a lack of accomplishment

Next time you find yourself making the excuse of “it’s too hard to stay consistent”, examine your list. What is truly hard? In the moment, your effort may feel difficult, but take a moment to reflect on the big picture, and reshape your thoughts.

What are things you can do TODAY to stay committed to your long-term health and wellness goals? When you change your thinking, you have the power to change your life.

If you consistently make healthy choices, you have the power to achieve your long-term goals and ultimately, long-term health. 

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