Excuses might make you feel better about missing a workout or about eating that second cookie, but they won’t help you get any closer to your goals. Instead of being reactive, try to switch to a more proactive mindset. Think of the excuses you use the most, and pre-define for yourself how you will overcome it next time it rears its ugly head.
For example, if you’ve had a rough day and thus feel you “deserve” a second cookie even if it doesn’t fit within your meal plan, instead, decide beforehand that if you do have a rough day, you’ll treat yourself some other way. Perhaps a bubble bath, or taking time to read, or doing your nails.
Your challenge for this week: write down every time you use an excuse, and then come up with a way to combat that excuse in the future. Can’t come up with an alternative tactic? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll help you out!