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Excuses we find for ourselves!

How true this is!!!! Do you find yourself falling into this?? EXCUSE: "I'll do it tomorrow ..." EXCUSE BUSTER: Start right now. Your diet-and-fitness program needs to be something you can live with forever, not something you put off because it doesn't happen to be convenient for you. You need to come up with ways to make your diet and fitness convenient and automatic. EXCUSE: "I'm too old." EXCUSE BUSTER: You’re never too old to start exercising. The research is clear: Exercise will help you live longer, with significantly increased mobility and independence. It has also been shown to improve cognitive function and prevent diabetes – even in old age. Overall, exercise will help to improve your quality of life. Try looking for programs that are specifically for your age group. Also, if you can afford it, hire a trainer who has experience with older clientele. EXCUSE: "It's useless--my genetics are working against me." EXCUSE BUSTER: You can lose weight. It’s very rare that a person can’t lose weight and get in reasonable shape for his or her body type. EXCUSE: Cook dinner? Please! Do you have kids? EXCUSE BUSTER: Even if you have no time to buy healthy food and cook at home, you can still make convenient and fast foods work for you. For instance, get menus in advance and figure out what healthy offerings you might enjoy at your favorite restaurant. Or go to the supermarket and buy some tasty, low-calorie frozen dinners ¬ some of them are delicious. You can also try batch cooking: Pick one day of the week to prepare an entire week’s worth of healthy meals. EXCUSE: I only live once--so I might as well enjoy myself just this once. It’s not such a big deal. EXCUSE BUSTER: Really? The truth is those “one-time” events add up. I once took the time to add up my own “special occasions,” and they came out to more than 60 per year. That’s a lot of “one times.” If you look at it in terms of calories, if those one times cost me 500 calories each, multiplied by 60 that’s 30,000 calories, or about 8.5 pounds per year. Also, keep in mind, the most important reason to eat right and move more is to improve your quality of life. The more you do for your body, the more your body can do for you. EXCUSE: It's raining, so I can't go for my morning walk. EXCUSE BUSTER: First of all, you’re not made of sugar, so you will not melt. If you can afford a gym membership, you can go there and exercise. Or you can develop a fitness DVD library and/or join and rent. Find the best workout DVDs at You can also consider purchasing a treadmill for your home; there are many good ones out there--and they’re a lot less expensive than you think. Last, you can scope out local indoor malls--just watch out for the food court and your wallet. EXCUSE: I travel all the time. EXCUSE BUSTER: If you travel often, you need to weave healthy eating and physical activity into your lifestyle. Try the following: Find healthy restaurants. Try calling the concierge or hotel manager at a few local hotels to get recommendations. Find out if the menus are available online so you can make decisions before you get there. Get moving. Ask if there are nearby hiking or walking trails, local fitness facilities or other interesting activities that require you to move. Get a kitchen. Ask if your hotel has rooms with kitchens, or ask for a fridge and microwave in your room--even if you have to pay a small fee. Hire a personal trainer or schedule a sports lesson on the road. EXCUSE: I just had a baby. EXCUSE BUSTER: For the first few months, if not years, the challenges of parenting can seem overwhelming, and eating healthfully may feel impossible. Instead of takeout and fast food, try preparing healthful foods over the weekend and freezing them to reheat later in the week. Big pots of soup or casseroles often make enough for more than one meal--and they’re great for packing in school or work lunches. You can also keep a supply of quick-and-easy low-calorie frozen dinners (e.g., Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine, Smart Ones) on hand for when there’s just no time to cook. Look for the ones with lower sodium content. Take the baby out for long walks in a stroller or try a parent-and-child activity class at a fitness center. Create an exercise DVD library. EXCUSE: I'm too tired. EXCUSE BUSTER: If you’re like most people, you’re not getting enough sleep. Research shows that lack of sleep can cause weight gain by increasing appetite. And also, when you’re tired you’re less likely to be able to make the healthiest food choices. Set up your environment for sleep success. Go to bed earlier and aim for seven or eight hours of sleep. Make sure the temperature is correct and that you have the proper bedding. Get a good, high-quality mattress. Have a regular bedtime. Get rid of the TV in the bedroom. And make your sleep environment quiet, both aesthetically and in terms of actual noise. Also, you may feel lethargic before your workout, but you will feel refreshed and energized afterward. By working out regularly, you will have more energy and feel less lethargic in the long run. Is this helpful? You bet. Source:
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