What kinds of excuses do you use to skip out on exercise? I’ve heard (and used) many creative excuses. One of my favorites is “If I exercise now I will be too tired later.” This tapping script is to help eliminate this excuse and get you (and me) back on track.
Setup (Karate Chop Point): Even though I am avoiding exercise right now, I love and accept myself anyway. Even though I am worried that I will be too tired later if I exercise now, I acknowledge that I am a work in progress. Even though I am worried that I will be too tired to do the rest of the things I have planned for my day if I exercise now, I know that I can change this negative way of thinking.
Eyebrow…If I exercise now I wil be too tired later
Side of Eye…I am already tired
Under the Eye…How can I do the things I need to do if I exercise now?
Under the Nose…I know I am just making excuses
Chin…But they seem to have worked for me before
Collarbone…At least they have worked to keep me from exercising
Under the Arm…This excuse hasn’t helped me to get any healthier
Top of Head…I know that it isn’t even true
Eyebrow…When I do exercise I am tired for a little while
Side of Eye…And then I have even more energy
Under the Eye…When I exercise regularly
Under the Nose…My energy level stays up
Chin…This is just a negative message my brain has made up
Collarbone…To keep me right where I am
Under the Arm…It isn’t a good message
Top of Head…It isn’t even a true message
Eyebrow…This is a message I could ignore
Side of Eye…Sometimes my brain tells me things that aren’t true
Under the Eye…Things like “I’m hungry” right after I’ve eaten
Under the Nose…Or things like “If you eat sugar you’ll feel better”
Chin…Sometimes these messages are really hard to ignore
Collarbone…It is exciting when I can tell the difference
Under the Arm…I am learning to be better about making decisions based on my goals
Top of Head…I may not be excited about exercising right now, but I don’t have to worry about being too tired later
Do you feel like exercising? Go work out while your motivation is high. Did a new excuse crop up? Keep tapping on each excuse and hopefully gain clarity about your real reasons for avoiding exercise.
This tapping and others like it can be found in Don’t Diet: Reprogram Your Weight With Meridian Tapping. I’d love to hear your feedback.