It’s cold and there is a good bit of snow on the ground, but I still ran this week. My inner cheerleader did a back flip and chanted, “Yay me!” Granted, it was on the treadmill in the garage and not actually in the snow, but it’s amazing how easy it is to make the excuse when it’s cold or snowy or [insert best reason here] and not get out there to train, especially when life keeps us so busy.
GOAL: No Excuses
Making excuses might as well be called pre-quitting. As soon as you start, you set yourself up to be inconsistent and unreliable. It’s a slippery slope. Even if you’re having a rough day or something comes up, try extra hard to stick with it. No time or too tired for a full session? Getting out there for even half the time helps reinforce a positive habit.
Now, if you dread following your training plan chances are it isn’t the best one for you. Be honest with yourself and reevaluate. Change the frequency or intensity of your program to help you find a way to stay on track so you don’t burn out, or allow your excuses to keep you from accomplishing your goals.
Do you make excuses? What do you do to keep yourself on track?