On my way to work this morning, listening to my Tony Robbins audio book (yes, I am that person) he said something that really struck a chord with me. So I'm going to steal it, and share it with you all.
The only thing that stops you from getting what you want is the story you tell yourself about why you can't have it.
It's a brilliant piece of advice because it fits so well in just about everything goal, dream, aspiration and want you have. It works particularly well when you apply it to exercise and fitness.
That word he uses is perfect isn't it - 'story' we all have what we think are legitimate reasons as to why we can't make it to the gym, why we can't be as slim as we like, why we can't possibly achieve what it is we really want. But at the end of the day, when you are being completely honest, you can, you just don't want it badly enough.
We all talk a great game when thinking about exercise, and we all convince ourselves that our situation is different. No-one else could possibly understand just how difficult it is for me. but the one thing that is 100% equal for every single person on earth is that we all get the same 24hours each day, it just comes down to how we choose to use it. I promise you, there are people who have a harder situation than you, who are achieving more. So if they can do it, why can't you? I know that we do all have different responsibilities and struggles, so today I want you to step back and look at the situation you are in. Should your health, your wellbeing, your happiness and your body be a priority? Of course it should. Are there things that you could move further down the list - that TV show you watch too much of, scrolling through facebook, lying in bed and hitting that snooze button? Of course there are.
So today, I'm asking you to drop the story, take a look at things objectively and get what it is you want. The goals are achievable if you prioritise.