We all have 168 hours a week to make big things happen, and “i don’t have time” is a never ending excuse why many people never exercise. Your attitude will often dictate how much exercise you do, and how much progress you make, and NOT how much time you have.
What’s a “must do” in your daily schedule?
You have to wash, brush your teeth and have breakfast.
If you have kids, you need to get them ready ready for school.
You have to get to work on time and do a certain amount.
You have pick up your kids and prepare food.
What about the rest of your time? Let’s start at the beginning, if you get up at 7am to start your day, then getting up at 630am even will be enough time to exercise to start, even 15 minutes is a LOT better than nothing.
Do you slouch around lunch time or do you go for a walk? That’s either an opportunity for you or a missed one so take your choice.
After work is sometimes tough as many work long hours but all depends HOW MUCH you want to change. There’s plenty of short workouts you can do in the house anytime, so it then becomes a matter of attitude again, and not time. Is the latest “in TV show” more important than your health? Is it that addictive really?
Then let’s look at making it to the gym or not? If you have an appointment after work, such as the dentist, solicitor, car garage etc, you ALWAYS make it somehow, you make plans to be there no matter what.
When you have to make the gym, you know you are placing yourself in an environment when you make yourself accountable. When anyone walks through our door, they know they will be coached and made to do things properly, there’s no hiding place and there’s going to be a LOT of support.
We know the sacrifice you make to be with us and we appreciate and recognise that.
So you have 168 hours, and making just 3 sessions at the gym will make a massive difference to your health, energy levels and to the way you look and feel, and to the way you look at your life. It will literally CHANGE your life.
Your “must do’s” have to include exercise in your life, however short and however slow to start. Your exercise will be the catalyst to make everything tick in your life.
Make the choices on what’s important to you, cut out the things that don’t really matter so you make extra time, and the most vital one you can ADD in is always getting your health right, because you can’t do anything without it.
Only you can change your body, then your mind. It doesn’t usually happen the other way around.
The statements “i will exercise once I get my head around it”, “i will wait until the conditions are right for me to start”, “i have to be mentally stronger first”, usually mean you will NEVER start.
The chemicals in your brain to allow you to start have to fired by a trigger.
That trigger is always starting to move more, so getting your behind off the settee, and actually into doing something will be the beginning of the change in you that you had been waiting for.
There is a lot of brand new evidence to say with certainty that your daily movements/exercise dictates your mood, what you focus on, how high your ambitions rise and your general feelings of wellbeing.
Waiting around for inspiration can be a long wait, accept you always have to initiate the action yourself and take the plunge, and you will be proud of yourself for the action you took.
When it’s down to you, you have everything to gain and you start to take responsibility for your actions.
When you accept that it’s you ultimately that decides to change your life, you are likely to take even more action. You will realise that the more you put into your exercise and healthy eating, then the more incredible results you will get.