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  • Lisa Kelly

Excuse Me, Excuses: Get the Heck Outta Here

If you've ever found yourself tangled in the web of barriers and drowning in a sea of excuses on your fitness journey, this one's for you.

It's time to address the real-life hurdles that hold us back – I want to take a deeper look at the ways we unknowingly sabotage our progress and, more importantly, how to break free from these chains that have kept us bound for too long.

The Comfortable Chains of Excuses We've all been there – the alarm clock rings, and the cozy embrace of the bed seems more appealing than a workout. Excuses whisper in our ears, telling us it's okay to skip today because we're too tired, too busy, or just not feeling it. It's time to acknowledge these excuses for what they are – comfortable chains that keep us in the realm of stagnation.

1. Identifying the Excuse Trap: The first step to overcoming barriers is recognizing the excuses we've woven into the fabric of our lives. It could be the classic "I don't have time" or the subtle "I'll start tomorrow." These excuses disguise themselves as reasonable justifications, but in reality, they are roadblocks preventing us from reaching our full potential.

Get honest about the most common excuses that have held you back from your fitness goals. Awareness is the key to dismantling the excuse trap.

2. Reframing the Narrative: Excuses often masquerade as unchangeable truths, but it's time to challenge these narratives. Instead of saying, "I don't have time," ask yourself, "How can I make time?" By reframing the narrative, we shift from a victim mentality to an empowered mindset. It's not about finding time; it's about making time for what truly matters. Take one excuse from your list and reframe it into a question that empowers you to find a solution. Create a plan to tackle it head-on.

3. Building a Support System: The journey becomes lighter when shared. Often, we isolate ourselves in our fitness struggles, thinking we're alone in the battle. But, in truth, there's strength in numbers. Surround yourself with a support system that understands your journey, encourages your progress, and holds you accountable. Reach out to a friend, family member, or colleague who shares similar fitness goals. Discuss your challenges and victories, and consider partnering up for workouts. Or a friendly personal trainer (*cough, Refire Fitness, *cough)

By identifying the excuse trap, reframing your narrative, and building a strong support system, you'll be able to get out of your own way!

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