Have you ever wondered how some people are able to maintain amazing bodies while you struggle with your weight?

They make it seem so easy to achieve and maintain results. What the heck?

The missing link between you and your ideal body is your go-to list of excuses (and we all have them).

Excuses are dream killers!

Here are seven excuses that have demolished dreams and sabotaged weight-loss attempts before they ever get started. Don’t let them get in your head.

wow i really regret that workoutExcuse # 1: I’ve Always Been Overweight.

Here’s a little secret: feeling sorry for yourself will not help you lose weight. Do that long enough and all you can see in your future is an overweight you – and that is just a BIG FAT LIE. If you’re going to really cut your weight, you’ve got to be able to envision a lighter, healthier you.

Excuse # 2: I Worked Out, So I Can Eat Whatever.

You just burned a bunch of calories and your body is looking to make up for them. Just because you burned a few hundred calories doesn’t mean you get to indulge in any and every food you see. I have said this a million times: You can’t “out train” a bad diet.

Excuse # 3: I Don’t Have Time to Exercise.

I see on Facebook that people talk about the latest episodes of Big Brother, or Game of Thrones or their latest Netflix binge yet these same people can’t find the to workout (yet have time to waste on FB). Look, we all have jobs, kids, a spouse, and just life in general, and we all have the exact some amount of time available to us, so let’s get real.

Spend a few days documenting how you use your time. Write down each and every thing you do and how long you do it for. You’ll soon notice how much time you throw in the trash by mindlessly surfing your favorite social media sites and watching television. Transform those times into workout opportunities and toss the time excuse in the trash. The majority of my clients workout only for 30 minutes PER DAY (not hours each day) and yet see massive results.

Excuse # 4: Exercise Hurts.

Your body is freaking out due to a lack of consistency. To get over that uncomfortable soreness after every workout, you’re going to have to get back on the horse (staying with the horse metaphor) Go at it at least three times a week. Yes, you’ll still get sore on occasion, but it’ll be an accomplished and good soreness.

Excuse # 5: I Love Junk Food.

This may seem a hurdle too large to overcome, but if you’re willing to fight for your weight loss, it can be done. It is not what you do occasionally that determines your body and health – it is was you do consistently. Eat like a champ 80-90 % of the time, the rest of the time it is okay to go a little nuts.

Excuse # 6: It’s No Fun Doing It Alone.

When you’re tempted to go off track with your diet or want to skip a workout, call or text your friends for immediate support. The good news is my gym is FILLED with people just like you who want to change their lives for the better. If you can’t find a fit buddy let me know and I’ll introduce you to one of my personal training clients who would love to have a workout buddy.

Excuse # 7: My Body Is Delicate.

Ok princess, get off your unicorn and listen up: You are not delicate little flower. Your body is a machine that is designed to do powerful and great things. Unless you have an incredibly rare condition, exercises done with proper technique and eating healthily will not put you at risk for anything but improved health. As soon as you accept the fact that your body can handle much more than you’ve put it through, the sooner you’ll begin enjoying the your workouts (actually looking forward to them) and make better use of your body.

Exercise is a huge part of the equation when it comes to achieving weight loss. But that can’t happen when you let excuses dictate your actions.

I am passionate about seeing my clients achieve results– without wasting time, energy and effort on mistakes or letting them sabotage themselves with excuses or negative self talk. I won’t let you talk to yourself that way – you deserve better.