I almost didn’t write this today.
I’ve been moving into a new house in the past few days, and this morning I had a bit of stuff to do, just getting things sorted out.
And all throughout the day I’ve been had an all too familiar self-talk running through my head about how if I missed writing this up it was because I was too busy and didn’t have enough time.
That’s obviously bollocks though because if I’m being honest, I have plenty of time.
It feels nice using the no time/too busy excuse though because it diverts blame away from me, and I can tell myself that it’s not my fault and I would’ve done it if it weren’t for…
But it’s not my fault!
I and I’m sure many of you have felt a similar thing with your health and training goals.
You set a goal and start progressing nicely towards it.
But then as the novelty of something new wears off, you start finding excuses like the ones above to justify missing training sessions, eating terrible food or missing a walk.
Accountability is important, and you need to be accountable and honest to yourself about why you aren’t getting things done.
If I hadn’t written this blog today, it would have had nothing to do with a lack of time and everything to do with the fact that I didn’t want to write it badly enough.
When I haven’t reached training goals in the past, it wasn’t because I was too busy to train, it was because I wasn’t invested enough in my goals.
When my diet takes a dive…
If you really want it, you’ll find the time
The people who make it where they want to go don’t talk about things that are out of their control stopping them, they just find a way and get it done.
I’m still working on this, but I definitely feel that by acknowledge the things that can be hurdles in your path, you can start tackling them and managing or eliminating them.
I hope this post gets you thinking, and can help keep you moving forward.
As always, thanks for reading and I’ll catch you next time.