Addressing Holiday Excuses
SUBJECT: [A RANT, WITH LOVE] I’m calling it out
I’m going to be brutally honest with you today, and I want you to know that this comes from a place of love. So, let’s dive in…
You know how it’s a common fact that everyone flocks to health + fitness in January only to abandon it by February?
Well, there’s more to it than that. It’s a year round issue.
Let me tell you the thought process I have seen as a professional in the
health/fitness/coaching industry for the past 23 years…
It’s summertime. Kids are out of school. Things are SO CRAZY that it’s too hard to commit to a fitness routine.
It’s autumn. Kids go back to school. There’s so much to organize and sports and routine, etc…
It’s the holiday season – the CRAZIEST time of year (in addition to summer and autumn). There’s no way anyone can possibly commit during the holidays! It’s just too busy and the food is too tempting. Plus, my family and friends really need my attention. And then, of course, I’ll
need a few weeks after the holidays to get my ducks in a row.
Ever been there?
Chances are the answer is “YES” if you’ve ever jumped on and off the commitment wagon.
And I feel REALLY compelled to call it out because this is such flawed thinking. It’s a story we tell ourselves that we end up believing. It makes it easier to put off taking care of our health and bodies and buy into our own excuses.
But what if your story changed?
What if your story became something more along the lines of “My body and my health are of the utmost importance to me, so I will create time for them 365 days a year.”
Because the truth is, we ALWAYS find time for the things that are truly important.
When we say we “don’t have time,” we are simply saying “it’s just not a priority.”
And that’s my rant.
According to the faulty logic I described above, there are really only about 3 months a year that aren’t “crazy” and where it’s “convenient” to focus on taking care of you…unless, of course, other circumstances pop up, as they always do.
Here’s the thing…
Your body and your health aren’t a sometimes project.
We put off the things we know we need to do until something happens – an injury, disease, or just finding ourselves deeply unhappy with the body we’ve created.
Instead of preventative care and maintenance for our health, we wait for things to get so bad we’re forced to finally do something.
That’s the state of many people who have believed the story about “too busy” and “seasons” and “the perfect time.”
Please KNOW that this message, though a slightly harsh reality check, is coming to you with love. I truly want to look you in the eyes, give you a warm hug, and let you know that I believe in you.
So, if you’re ready to write a new story for yourself, let me take you by the hand and show you the way…
Let’s have a real conversation about how you can take action and move forward for the final time so you never have to start over again. All you have to do is comment to this post or SCHEDULE A CALL WITH ME!
I’ve got you.
P.S. If you know someone who needs to hear this, please forward them this message.
Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.