The Costs of Making Excuses

It’s so easy to justify a missed workout or two. Maybe even three. It’s starts there, and then you start making excuses about your diet . A little bit of cake here, some chips there and then a full blown pizza party.

For the most part, I tend to be pretty good about my training schedule and eating habits. If you recall back in 2012 I decided to really clean up my diet and become more focused on my training and other healthy lifestyle habits.  I picked my goals and worked on achieving them.  That hasn’t been the case lately. I’ve been rationalizing with myself why I’m going to skip another workout, why I’m going to sleep in and why I’m gonna wash down that pizza with another cup of pop.

In addition, to own rationalization other things crept up. New working schedules, house move, family event … well, see what I just did there? Yup, shifted the blame on external source and once again started to rationalize.

The costs of making excuses are starting to add up. After 4 months of inconsistent and unfocused training and eating  I’m starting to pay for it. I don’t sleep as well, feel bloated, weak and cardio is not as good as it used to be. Not to mention my daily energy levels have dropped and headaches are making a more frequent occurrence.

Time to change things around.