Starting on this journey was exciting and thrilling. I've wanted to lose weight since my last pregnancy and previous diet attempts failed. This was my last shot. I had Dr Oz and Dr Roizen to help me along the way – success was inevitable.
Slowly reality kicked in. I work full time, I am a full-time student, and I’m a wife and mother of two. Where was I going to create time to exercise? How would I juggle it all? Do I steal time away from my kids and husband to focus on me - that sounds selfish and absurd? On my way to the Land of Oz would time be magically frozen so I could work on me and get healthy and fit? There was just no way! How was I going to do it all? Soon anxiety kicked in.
I soon realized that all excuses were just my way of pardoning myself from getting things done – it was an easy way out. I had to face all my obligations and find a way to deal with them. Time to call in a Mayday! It was time to stop trying to be Wonder Woman and stop being afraid to ask for help. I had to enlist the help of my wonderfully supportive husband and family. Once everyone heard the distress call they were all onboard and willing to help out. Whew, this was easier then I thought.
What was stopping me now? Other than myself, nothing. I soon realized that taking the time to exercise, plan meals and focus on me was a good thing. This was a way of providing my family and friends with a healthier and more energized mother, wife and friend. I was giving them many more years of me here on this earth. The time I took away from my family will add to so many more fun and active years to come!
Now I wear my Wonder Woman shirt - two sizes smaller and have more energy than I know what to do with.
So what are your excuses and how will you conquer them?