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  • Writer's pictureJillian Tedesco

Our Top 10 Excuses

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Guilty 🙋‍♀️

Excuses are the easy way out. Over the years, I've made a lot of them (and so have you). Since opening fit-flavors, I've also heard EVERY excuse in the book from customers, friends, and family.

So I thought it would be fun to share them and to draw some important connections. Let's start with our excuses...

Top 10 Excuses for Not Working Out

  1. I’m tired

  2. I don’t know what to do

  3. I have other priorities

  4. I’m sore

  5. I don’t want to get sweaty

  6. I’m gonna go tomorrow

  7. My friend cancelled on me

  8. It’s not working

  9. I’m not feeling it

  10. I had a rough day

Top 10 Excuses for Not Eating Healthy

  1. I deserve it

  2. I don’t care

  3. I’ll worry about it tomorrow

  4. This isn’t that bad

  5. There’s nothing else to eat

  6. I’m starving

  7. Eating this is easy

  8. I just want it

  9. I’ll work it off later

  10. Someone gave this to me

Do you see some striking similarities? Let me just pull out a few...

Excuse for Not Working Out = Excuse for Not Eating Healthy

  • I have other priorities = Eating this is easy

  • My friend cancelled on me = Someone gave this to me

  • I'm not feeling it = I just want it

  • I had a rough day = I don't care get the point.

Whichever one of these resonates with you, know that it's standing out because you’re comfortable using that excuse. Why? You've used it SO much that it validates you for whatever reason.

🚨You have to bust through that validation to grow🚨

The best way to do that is to take ownership of your excuses and create new habits. Executing on consistency and showing up for yourself matters because that's how you break through the excuses and write new narratives. My book, Owning the Wait has a whole section about this.

Some narratives you can work on building include:

  • This is going to make me feel good

  • I am going to get the results by doing the work

  • Doing something is better than not doing something

  • My endorphins are released when I work out

  • I feel better after making a healthy food decision

  • I'm proud of myself for overcoming my excuses

You start to SHIFT your mindset and habits by breaking through thanks to your consistency and small wins. Stop making commitments and not following though. It's not a good look and it's not serving you.

Here's a tough love reality: If you can look yourself in the mirror and recognize that your excuses are a load of bull💩 that just keep validating themselves over and over....and you're ready to stop doing that, then it's time to show up for yourself.

Start here ⤵️

Consistency over perfection.

Moderation over restriction.

When people ask me how I look the way I look or how I have the energy that I have, I tell them consistency and moderation.

What excuse do you let run your life? Message me and let me know.




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This show will help you take ownership of your life, health, spirituality, business, and so much more. My mission in life is to help YOU achieve your goals by giving you the tough love necessary to stop making excuses and start showing up for yourself. If you're ready to opt-in and you're willing to do the work to level up in life, you're in the right place. Receive hope, tough love, and tactical ways to sew the seeds that will let you step into true physical and emotional health, founded spirituality, successful entrepreneurship, and inner peace.


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