Well Pre Season has finally start for round 3 of 12WBT 2012, and with it our first task.
I have to admit I was a bit under prepared for it- wondering how hard it would be to write my excuses. I thought “walk in the park”- write them down and then move on quickly. This wasn’t the case.
My Excuses follow a similar list to many of you on the forums. Some of them were:
1: I’m too tired
2: I’m unfit and behind everyone
3: I’m too scared
4: I’m not confident
5: What’s the point?
6: There’s always tomorrow/next week
7: I’ve exercise today so that cake/chocolate/soft drink will be cancelled out
8: What harm can this food choice make?
9: I’ve already mucked up today what’s the point in trying
10: No one else thinks i can do it- maybe they are right
11: Bad weather
12: I can’t afford it
13: Too Busy
I found I didn’t really want to admit them; lol maybe because I thought if they didn’t exist then I could ignore them, with my head in the sand. Problem is I would be completely blind sighted when I did/do start to use them.
Let’s be honest: as completely motivated and committed to this program and the positive changes it will bring to my life, there will be many a time excuses or avoidances will be used. I need to thank Michelle for making me bring them all out into the open so that I can be equipped with some skills and solutions to combat them head on.
My biggest excuse would be “I’m Scared”- what of you ask? Well a few things. It could be of failing, of looking stupid, of what people think that I’m behind everyone or even scared of how my life might change. It isn’t something I say aloud but it would be the foremost excuse and one that would lead into the other excuses also. Solution: I’m more scared of being overweight for the rest of my life than of what people think, the gym or exercise. I am NOT behind, I can go at my own pace and every session is getting me further in front! And I am PROUD of the choices I’ve made to do this program!
What this task made me realise is how negative I am inclined to be towards myself- not in a self-doubt way but more in that I gloss over the positive choices I have already made. NO MORE- Yes I have made some bad choices in my life to result in my current weight (food, lack of exercise, bad choice of boyfriend lol) but I have made a positive step in joining 12WBT and that was a huge leap for me. I have joined a gym so another positive. I am surrounded by supportive and like-minded people- another plus. The positives far outweigh any negatives I can throw at them. And I am ready for this journey and I completely embrace it J