Yes, But . . . by Stephanie Nickel
If only coming up with excuses counted as a healthy choice.
Yes, I’ll exercise . . .
But it will have to wait until tomorrow.
Yes, I’ll make home-cooked meals from scratch . . .
But it will have to wait until I have more time to plan ahead—and the inclination to do so.
Yes, I will go for a walk in the evening . . .
But it’s too cold . . . too hot . . . too dark . . .
Yes, I’ll get to the gym . . .
But the monthly fee is too steep.
Yes, I know I should eat more fruit and vegetables . . .
But it takes additional prep time I just don’t want to spend in the kitchen.
Yes, my family needs to get more active . . .
But we’re all so busy.
Yes, I want to have lots of ambition to walk and hike on our vacation . . .
But I don’t have time to get active before then.
Yes, I have my exercise plan in place . . .
But I don’t have the ambition to get started.
Yes, I should drink fewer high calorie cappuccinos and lattes . . .
But they warm me up in the winter. Wait! It’s spring and the temperature is in the double digits.
Yes, I do like the way I feel physically and mentally when I eat well . . .
But old habits die hard.
Yes, I know physical activity improves my mood . . .
But I’m feeling too blah to get started.
Yes, I have shelves full of health and fitness books . . .
But I have so many other books to read.
These are some of my excuses. I think it’s time for a change. How about you? Are you ready to put your excuses aside and begin to form healthy habits?
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