Internal ExcusesI'm too tired. I'm too busy. It isn't going to make a difference if I don't excercise today. It is too cold/raining. It is too hot. I have worked hard this week, so I can have a rest. I have no motivation. I'm not worth it - I'm always going to be this weight. I have been unhappy about my weight for so long, what will I do when I reach my goal? I'm never going to look as good as other "skinny" girls.
SolutionsJust get out the door and do it. It isn't going to make a difference to anyone else but me. Don't sit infront of the TV for 30 mins - go for a walk, go for a ride, do SOMETHING! There are skinny girls who were much bigger than me and they just didi it.
External Excuses Within My ControlIt's raining, it's hot, I'm too tired, I have no time.
SolutionsGET OUT OF BED WHEN THE ALARM GOES OFF. Remeber how good it feels to exercise.
External Excuses Outside My ControlAttending functions
SolutionsIf I can't exercise because I am out to dinner - make sensible decsions about what to eat. Don't blow it because of where you are. Then, exercise the next day.
It certainly was an eye opener to realise that I am my biggest excuse - now I just have to do something about it.