Let me tell you about my friend.
She’s in her 50s, married, raised two kids, is active in her community and built a nice career. She’s busy but comfortable and enjoys a nice life.
But every few months, she tells me how she wants to start working out and lose weight.
Of course, I always encourage her.
And then she says, “But I can’t. You know… I have so much going on right now… And my busy season is coming up at work… Maybe later, I guess.”
The next time this happens, I’m going to gently point out that she is her own worst enemy in this. When she sees something she wants, instead of making a plan to get it, she creates barriers to get in her way. That way, she always has a handy excuse to put off taking those first difficult steps toward making real change.
Her activities and her job are not the barriers. She’s holding onto old ideas about herself – those limiting self-beliefs that everyone has.
What about you? Do you have a friend like this?
Or do you build your own barriers to success?
There are healthy ways to reach your goals that don't require you to ignore all of your other responsibilities.
If you know me, you know I'm all about creating habits around being healthy that will fit into your lifestyle.
If you need a little help breaking through barriers, I'm always here to help! Head over to the group to chat with me today (you can always PM me, too).
Lisa Swanson is an ACE certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist as well as a certified PN level 1 nutritionist. With over 30 years experience helping women turn their lives around she can easily adapt programs to meet your specific needs.
Check out my interview with the Magnificent Midlife podcast on staying fit and healthy long-term.