STOP THE EXCUSES – The “Time” Issue
“I don’t have time to workout.”
Here it is….the old “I don’t have time to workout” excuse. In all actuality this excuse really means – “I have other things that I’d rather do than workout, so I’ll do them so I can pretend like I don’t have the time to workout.” Sorry to say, but that doesn’t mean that you are too busy to workout, it just means that you are busy trying NOT to workout.
EVERYONE is busy! Between commuting to the office, working 8 or more hours a day, chauffeuring the kids to and from activities, managing household chores and having a social life, we all have schedules that make it hard to fit in a workout. The only difference between those who workout and those who don’t is they care enough about their health to FIND and MAKE time to exercise.
I believe that if you truly care about something, you will make time for it. I personally care about living a healthy life – I want to be able to be active, have tons of energy and feel good. The thought of being winded from walking a flight of stairs or not being able to keep up with my children (when I have them) scares me to death. I know that I am only given one chance at life and I want to make the most out of it. I don’t want to be weighed down by excess weight or health issues and not be able to do the things that I enjoy. Living an active and healthy life is important to me, so I make time for it. There are days when I am so busy that the only way I can get a workout in is to get up at the crack of dawn and exercise before my work day starts. This is not something I look forward to – I hate waking up early and I REALLY hate working out before the sun comes up – but in order to stay on track I suck it up, roll out of bed and hit the gym.
The next time you find yourself using the excuse that you don’t have time to workout, be honest with yourself – what could you have done differently that day to make time for exercise? I’ll bet that you’ll find that if you don’t spend an hour watching TV or you didn’t stay out at the bar until 2 in the morning or you hadn’t spent all that time on the net you would have FOUND the time to workout.
October 27, 2009 @ 1:25 pm
I love this! Everyone has 24 hours in the day. There is time to work in a workout no matter how busy you are (or think you are!).
BTW, I didn’t know you had a blog…I’m so glad I found you!
October 27, 2009 @ 2:45 pm
I find Parkinson’s Law fitting when time seems to be an obstacle to making time to get fit. Once you “find” the time, nothing else is really sacrificed.