Why aren’t you at your goal weight today?
It’s not like you started your fitness journey yesterday…this has been a goal that you’ve been working towards for weeks, months, maybe even years.
Take a moment, and ask yourself – why haven’t you achieved it yet?
Now listen really closely to all the reasons that are popping into your mind right now to answer that question. Grab a pen and paper and jot down each reason that comes to mind. These reasons you’re giving for failing to reach your goal are actually clever excuses. So clever in fact, that you’ve convinced yourself that they are legit. That’s right. You’re not at your ideal weight at this moment because you’ve given in to excuses.
I can understand your frustration because those excuses that you cling to tend to be very convincing. We all have our own personal excuses for various areas of our lives. Now it’s time to push your frustration aside and really focus on your goal. Focus leads to progress, progress leads to forming healthier habits, and those healthy habits lead to the sweet satisfaction of accomplishment.
Here are the 3 Steps to Destroy Excuses…
Step One: Make A Plan
There’s a huge benefit to having a step-by-step plan when working toward a goal. This plan is a visualization of what’s running through your mind. Actually seeing the plan on paper acts as not only a reminder but also a contract to yourself. Write out exactly how many times per week you’ll exercise, the length of time for each workout, and then add in the important nutrition element by making a list of acceptable foods. This plan will be your follow-along-guide to arrive at your goal, so put a lot of thought into it. Feel free to reach out to me for help with this step. Here at Aaron Chaney Fitness, this is what I do with each and every one of my clients. I hone in on your specific goal and create a plan to achieve it. I’d love to help get you set up for success today.
Step Two: Have Accountability
Your next insurance against excuses is to enlist as much accountability as possible. Try to find people who will actively check up on you (like me!) rather than people who aren’t likely to follow up on your progress. Share your detailed plan with these accountability partners and explain the importance that your goal has for you. Think of this as a verbal contract for yourself with a witness to keep you on track. Feel free to reach out to me for help with this step as well. I’m a professional at keeping my clients accountable! I promise I won’t nag, instead I will be available to keep you motivated and dedicated.
Step Three: Set a Deadline
All good things must come to an end, and so does the journey to your ideal body. How long should the process take? Well, that’s up to your unique situation: 1) How much fat you have to lose, and 2) How hard you are willing to work to get there. Find a reasonable timeframe in which to accomplish your goal, then focus all your energy on meeting this deadline.
Call or email me today—I’d love to sit down with you to go over your best plan to get you into amazing shape. Together let’s finally make it happen for you. Better late than never, right?
I look forward to talking with you soon!
Aaron Chaney Fitness