“This just isn’t a good time”. “I have too much going on”. “I won’t be able to keep with it”.
Unfortunately, when you go into a healthy program with that in your mind, you won’t be successful. Knowing what will work best for you is very important. However, don’t fool yourself into thinking there is suddenly going to be a “best time” to begin!
We can take the year at a glance and make an excuse not to do something. January 1, there are too many people in the gym and resolutions don’t work. I’ll wait until February. February 1, Valentines Day is right in the middle and there is always big plans for that. Lets do March. March 1, this is such a busy time at school, we have a spring break trip planned. It just won’t work. April? April 1, the kids are super busy and Easter is happening. May 1- July 4, end of school year activities make it too difficult and beginning of summer is super busy. Besides, I don’t want to get into something and not be able to enjoy stuff. August 1, have to get the kids ready for the school year to start. September 1, school year has begun and just too busy. October 1- New Years eve…do I have to even touch on this one?
This may be a bit of exaggeration, but you get the point. We can make an excuse for anything. And, more importantly, THERE IS NEVER GOING TO BE A PERFECT TIME! We all have to make time in our day, week, month or year to be healthy. And a big thing to remember is that even when there are events that may have some bad food choices, that will not ruin everything! When you make up your mind to make healthy choices on a regular basis, the things that seem bad are no longer a big deal.
Don’t wait for the perfect time. It simply won’t be there for you!
Until next time…