Do the following sound familiar to you? These were all statements that I said before or during my first day at a fitness Bootcamp yesterday. It didn’t hit me until after that I use too many excuses.
“I am going a bit slower today BECAUSE I didn’t sleep well last night” – said as I was hiking
“I am taking my time down the hill BECAUSE I sprained my ankle” – on the way down
“I’m nervous to start this program BECAUSE I’ll look like a beginner” – in the car before Bootcamp
My confession of the day is: “I’m Arianna and I am the Queen of Excuses.”
It can be hard but you need to train your brain to overcome setbacks. I should focus on the reasons to continue and excel.
The negative behaviour of making excuses needs to stop. Yes, there will always be a reason for me not to perform my best, i.e., I didn’t sleep well, my ankle is sore, or I’ll look like a beginner, etc. But I need to overlook such excuses and not let them hinder my performance.
My current goal of the Bootcamp is to stop making excuses and push myself. It has been said: “You train your brain and your body will follow.”
Any tips or suggestions for how to stop this way of thinking???
I love being active. However, this way of thinking is preventing my from doing what I love.