Happy Weigh In Day!
OK, that’s a little too chipper, isn’t it?
I can’t help it I’m in a good mood today. This morning at the gym I was SO DARN CLOSE to doing an unassisted pull-up. I can’t believe it! I walked out of the gym on cloud nine!
If you’ve been following along for some time, you know this is my current goal. I’m taking a break from the scale now and seriously focusing on weight training and building muscle. I wasn’t lying when I said that competition was a big deal for me. It’s given me a whole new focus and perspective beyond weight loss which, really, someone who has maintained for over 8 years needs. I can’t be chained to the number on the scale forever. It’s not healthy and I’m a completely different person now.
Well, somewhat. I still struggle with some of the same mentality but now instead of it revolving around the scale it pertains to my training.
Yesterday I posted about Weight Loss Excuses. It was easy to write because I have used them all. Excuse mentality comes naturally to me and I’d guess, most people. It’s what we do when things get hard. It’s how we justify walking away from our goals.
I caught myself trying to do it with training.
“I can’t train to compete, I don’t have the time.”
“I’m too old.”
“I’m not athletic enough.”
These are all just excuses not to try. They are a way to give myself permission to walk away.
So if you have’t guessed, this week’s weigh-in topic: Excuses.
Leave a comment below with your weigh-in (if you are sharing numbers) and a list of excuses you have used or maybe, ARE using.
Once we are able to self-identify the excuse, we can break the cycle.
Click here to join one of my live meetings today on Yardstick were we’ll discuss this topic live. I’m still working out the kinks but last week was so much fun I think I’m ready to add a second meeting for those who can’t do days!