How many times have you used the phrase, ” I don’t have time to exercise”? I know I have! We all have!!! It just flows off the tongue into a string of words and somehow we feel like it is justified to skip our workouts. Well, it is not justified to skip them. I will admit, I do not want to wake up at 5:15 A.M. to go workout, BUT I do it! The reason I do it that early is I get it over with and then I have my night to do what I want, which is spending time with my family! I have a lot of people tell me they go to work at 5 and that is rough! I totally get it, BUT you will have to learn to add an exercise session into your day in order to be successful with your health and fitness.
So what are we really saying when we say the phrase, ” I don’t have time to exercise”. Are you saying you literally don’t have time, but during the time you said, “I don’t have time”, you could have done 5 jumping jacks? Are you making other things in life more important? Which again, I get but YOU are important too! Are you simply just saying you don’t want to, or that you don’t want to make time for it? I hear these all the time and I have even said them from time to time. Let’s stop worrying about what is happening on social media and make time for exercise.
There are so many reasons we can come up with not to exercise but I really want to challenge you to start making the time, if you haven’t already. Let’s just start with 10 minutes every day, even if it is in your living room. I want you to think about how you feel after your exercise! I never regret a workout! Now, I have said, “man that was awful”, but I never regretted it because #1 I feel like I can take on the day, #2 I know I did something good for ME and #3 I know I made myself healthier! I know so many people who struggle to find that inner drive! They always tell their friends, hey keep me on track, keep me motivated but at the end of the day YOU have to do it for yourself. You will have a cheer-leading section from your friends but you have to do it for YOU.
I love this article, 10 Ways to Find Time for Exercise by Jennipher Walters. https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1675
I hope you all feel motivated and ready to tackle your exercise routine!!