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Shattering Excuses for a Healthier Future: My Story and Your Blueprint

As a life and health coach, I’ve dedicated myself to helping others achieve their wellness goals. Today, I want to share my personal story of overcoming excuses and how you can do the same. I had a lot of excuses and lies I told myself. Below are my excuse traps that held me back.

My Excuse Traps:

"My Health is Fine" My biggest excuse was always, "My health is fine," despite facing significant health challenges, including a struggle with breast cancer. This excuse was my comfort zone, a way to avoid facing the reality that my lifestyle needed a change.

"I Don't Have Time" I often used the excuse 'I don't have time,' but I've learned it's really about prioritization. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, and how I use mine shows my commitment to my goals. My motivation has taught me to see past this excuse, helping me prioritize what's truly important. It's not about finding more time, but making time for my health and well-being.

"Eating Healthy is Expensive" As a budget-conscious individual, I once believed the common misconception that eating healthy is expensive. Many of my clients share this concern, but through my own journey, I've learned otherwise. By researching food prep and meal planning, and switching from high-end grocery stores to more affordable options, I've significantly reduced my food expenses. Now, my food budget is surprisingly low, yet my family and I are eating healthier than ever before.

"I Don't Know Where to Start" I used to feel overwhelmed by not knowing where to start on my health journey, thinking it was more complicated than it actually is. By doing thorough research and seeking advice from health professionals and mentors, I gradually found my way. To anyone feeling daunted, I recommend starting with something as simple as one healthy meal a day or introducing a daily walk into your routine. The secret lies in starting with small, manageable steps and maintaining consistency.

The Wake-Up Call: Realizing the Need for Change

A series of health scares was the wake-up call I needed. I realized that to live a long, healthy, and happy life, I had to make significant changes. My motivation was crystal clear: I wanted to be there for myself, my family, and my friends, and do everything in my power to prevent further health issues.

Understanding "Can't" vs. "Won't"

George Washington Carver wisely said, "Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." This quote resonates deeply with me. Often, when we say we "can't" do something, what we’re really saying is that we "won't." Recognizing this can be a powerful catalyst for change. How can you change your "can't" to "CAN!" and your "won't" to "WILL"? Drop the excuses and be real with yourself is the first step! Below is your blueprint to breaking the excuses habit.

Steps to Break Free from Excuses

  1. Confront and Acknowledge Excuses: Write them down and face them. Understand that these are the barriers holding you back.

  2. Identify Your True Motivation: What drives you? For me, it was the fear of not being around for my loved ones. Your motivation should be powerful and deeply personal.

  3. Transform 'Can't' into 'Won't': This mindset shift is crucial. It moves you from a passive state to an active one, where you take control of your choices.

  4. Set Specific, Achievable Goals: Begin with clear, manageable goals, like incorporating a healthy meal into your day or setting aside time for regular exercise.

  5. Plan for Challenges: Anticipate and plan for potential obstacles. If time or money is a concern, strategize on how to overcome these hurdles.

  6. Celebrate Small Victories: Keep track of your progress and celebrate even the smallest successes. This will help maintain motivation and momentum.

  7. Seek Support: Don’t go it alone. Having a support network or a coach can provide the encouragement and accountability you need.

My Journey: A Testament to Change

Today, as I enjoy my nutrient-packed morning smoothie while writing this blog, I reflect on my journey. It's a daily reminder of how I turned my excuses into actions. I’ve embraced an 80/20 lifestyle, enjoying mostly whole, nutritious foods and occasional indulgences. And most importantly, I feel empowered and healthy. By living the 80/20 rule in my nutrition, I don't feel deprived. And you know what??? I rarely get to the full 20% of unhealthy meals in my week! I feel so good physically and mentally on the 80%. Once this becomes your lifestyle, the 20% doesn't taste so great and it doesn't feel good after. I keep promises to myself and that is the most important change I've made.

If I can do it, so can you!!!

Join Me on This Highway to Wellness

If you’re ready to shed your excuses and embark on a healthier path, I’m here to support you. Together, we can explore your goals, identify obstacles, and plan a course of action in a FREE 60-minute Breakthrough Session.

Book your Breakthrough Session at or click the button below. Let’s release those unhealthy habits, excuses, and fears, and step into a healthier, happier life. What do you have to lose??? Maybe unhealthy habits, weight, excuses and some stress. Sounds like some heavy stuff you've been carrying around. I carried it too and know how liberating it is to shed it all.

Stay strong, stay inspired! Remember, every step forward is a victory. Embrace your journey with patience and self-love. We're in this together!

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