Wednesday, January 20, 2010

NO more excuses...

I found this via Yahoo from this month's issue of Self Magazine... and I wish I could say at some point I haven't used every one of these excuses--but I have. Good thing Jillian Michaels from the Biggest Loser can straighten me out!!
Excuse: "I have zero time to exercise!"
Michaels says:
"I feel your pain—my life is crazy, too. But good-for-you habits are the last thing that should go. If you don't take care of yourself, you'll have less energy to be that supportive person in your loved ones' lives. I tell working moms to ask for help. It used to take a village to raise kids; you can't do it on your own."
Excuse: "I can’t afford a gym or fresh produce."
Michaels says:
"Commit to a $100 investment in 10 fitness DVDs and you'll have enough variety for six months at least. You can do a whole workout—sit-ups, jumping jacks, squats—without any equipment. And imagine the cost of taking diabetes meds for the rest of your life—much more than the extra $50 a month you should spend on groceries and fish."
Excuse: "The cookies in my cabinet are calling me!"
Michaels says: 'I don't keep junk in the house or let waiters bring bread to my table. I have no discipline, so I protect myself from temptation." Stock up on some of these 30 healthy snack options instead.
Excuse: "I can’t get up early to work out, and I’m tired at night."
Michaels says:
"When the alarm goes off, ask yourself, 'Will going back to sleep help me reach my great goal?' If the workout isn't attached to a larger reason—like having the confidence to get back in the dating game—it won't stick."
Excuse: "I've hit a plateau; I give up."
Michaels says:
"Get selfish! Don't think you're asking too much of the world or of yourself. Push through by believing the new, improved you is your destiny. There's no reason you can't have it all."
Excuse: "I start off Monday with the best intentions, and then life takes over and I flake on my workouts."
Michaels says:
"Set a daily or weekly target and reward yourself every time you meet it. I get my eyebrows done or download songs from iTunes."
Excuse: "I get so bored counting all those weight reps or running."
Michaels says:
"As you exercise, think about what you're trying to achieve. Having intention behind your actions is extremely powerful. And nothing beats a good beat to keep energy high. I want to die when I don’t have my music! Any song by The Roots totally gets me psyched. Finally, you don’t have to kill yourself to get a workout. Running is one of the best ways to get smaller, but I hate it, so I do only one 10-minute mile."

Excuse: "But the couch is so comfy!"
Michaels says:
"If you need a couple days off, take them. You don't want to get bitter or burn out."


siovhan said...

That lady is a GENIUS...but she's also one angry hooker.

I have her 30 day shred DVD and it kicks my butt ... to the point where I can't move. It's a harsh cycle.

skroner said...

i love this (: i just read all of them and i've used them too.. i've been doing much much better this week though (: can't wait to see you tonight!

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