Once you’ve set some goals, it should be easy to get in the gym, dial in your nutrition plan and hit them, right?

Well, that’s not always the case. Getting in shape requires dedication and commitment, and it’s not a process that happens overnight.

Obstacles creep up and if you’re not careful, excuses can keep you from getting the physique you want. And while there are plenty of real obstacles looming that may sabotage your plan, it’s important to make sure you’re not just searching for reasons to keep you from working out or sticking to your diet regimen.

Check out these common reasons for skipping the gym or ditching your meal plan. If you find that you often use any of these as justifications for making choices that will hinder your goals, don’t worry, we’ve got some fixes.