Your excuses aren't your fault

Updated: Mar 18

Excuses. I know them well. I used to be full of them.

I’m too tired. I don’t have TIME (my favourite). I don’t have the money. I don't have the energy. I'm stuck with this body due to having 3 kids. Everyone will get upset if I change the way we eat. I can’t exercise – I don’t have TIME. Things will be different one day, when I have more TIME. Being tired and stressed is part of being a mum. It's my hormones, I can't control them. Everybody else copes, I just need to suck it up. I don't have time for ME TIME. It’s because of my job that I’m like this. It’s all too confusing to change. I don’t want to be different. I’ll figure it out for myself – when I have TIME. I don’t have TIME. I’m too tired. I don’t have the money……

In the mean time I was tired, stressed, irritable, overwhelmed, controlled by hormones, had a tonne of mamma-guilt (due to flying off the handle at my kids), felt sluggish and just not quite right. Most of the time I wasn't enjoying my day. All in all I felt pretty angry most of the time, but I didn't know why, or what I was really angry at.

It’s not like it happened overnight, but I slowly started to confront my excuses, to really look into what was going on behind the tiredness, the stress and anger, until, one day, I thought "screw it", I don’t want to live like this anymore. I want to live my life the way I imagined it and not live stuck in FEAR. Because that’s what excuses really are. They are a fear of change. They not actually our fault, but are our ego’s way of keeping us safe. Our ego tells us “things may go wrong, you might make a mistake. I need to keep you safe! So I’ll provide you with a bunch of reason’s to keep you here, where you belong, living with me and your excuses”.

So many of us are stuck, but it just feels too hard to change. Thats why I do what I do. I want to help people get un-stuck. So you can feel good about yourself, ditch the guilt, the exhaustion, the rushing, the overwhelm, the excuses and manage the stress. It's not just about what you eat, but about how you think, how you view yourself and your perception of your daily life. I want to inspire others to start living in a way that's good for them both physically and emotionally. To feel they're deserving enough to invest in themselves.

So, ask yourself - do you want to stay living in your excuses? Living in your fear? Wishing things could be different, wishing you could lose the weight, feel less tired, less irritable, but feeling too stuck to actually do something about it? Excuses holds us back from living the life we desire and we can be so engrossed in them we can’t even imagine what that would be like - to think and live in a different way – to feel energised, happy in our bodies, relaxed, focused, confident, in control, and connected with our family and friends.

Can you even imagine what it would feel like? To step into being that person? That woman you imagined yourself to be?

That’s what I’m here for. To help you meet her.

#Selfcare #Weightloss #Energy #Calm #Stress #MELove

 Melissa Lowe | Nutrition & Health Coach |

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