Obstacles are a fact of life. Everybody has something between them and anything they want to achieve. Some of the obstacles I hear when I’m helping people achieve their fitness goals are: time, money, physical limitations, accessabilty to a gym or workout equipment, and motivation.
A lot of times we allow these obstacles to become excuses and hold us back. I’m here to tell you that it’s well worth it to attack these obstacles. Develop a plan and decide to go around, over, under, or straight through them.
Today, I am going to attack the “Time Excuse”. That’s what it is a big, fat excuse. It allows us to just be lazy and put off regaining our life and living a healthy lifestyle. I know. I used this one myself for quite a while!
I didn’t get up to 328lbs of FAT overnight. I fell into a bad habit of making excuse after excuse. Time was one I could justify. I just didn’t have time. I was working CRAZY hours. I had my children, who were involved in all types of different activities. Blah, blah, blah…
I decided to regain control! I evaluated my day from a realistic standpoint. I took a real look at how much time was spent watching TV, on the internet, reading, sleeeping and just being lazy(on the couch eating junk food).
Realizing that to start the changes I needed to make, sacrificing some of that “wasted” time was my only option. To begin with I really only needed to spend 30 minutes a day doing some type of cardiovascular activity and maybe 30 minutes 3 times a week doing some sort of strength training.
Knowing that it’s best to do your cardio first thing in the morning, I decided to get up a little earlier. Walking was my cardio of choice. I’d take a 30 minute walk around my neighborhood or go over to the local track. If it was raining too bad, I’d walk in place while watching the morning news. (I didn’t have any cardio equipment.)
During my lunch break, I started going to a gym 3 days a week. Now, remember this is what I started with.
After I got started, I began to feel so much better! I would sometimes turn the TV off at night and take the dogs for a walk through the neighborhood. Next thing I knew, I was finding myself at that gym 4-5 times a week during my lunch break.
See it took a few small sacrifices for me to get started. Then, once I was on the road to a healthier lifestyle, they didn’t feel like sacrifices anymore. I knew I was taking my time back. I was regaining control of my life!
After a bit of this, I became more and more passionate about it. I wanted to share this with everybody. That’s how I got started back into the personal training field. Talk about sacrifice. I’ll go into that on another day.
Sorry. I’ll get back on the topic of the “Time Excuse”. Don’t let time cost you time. If you don’t take time to take care of yourself, you are going to lose time. I know I was on a fast track to the grave. Now I can’t guarantee that I’ll live longer, but I can guarantee that my quality of life is much better!
There are 24 hours in every day. Take 30 minutes a day of time for yourself and improve your time! I’ve helped a LOT of people find time in their day. You don’t need a lot to get started. But if you don’t take the time to get started you are going to run out of time…for real!
GetRight! was founded to help anybody that wants to regain control of their life. We will work with you on overcoming these obstacles and finding the best way for you to spend time exercising. As a personal trainer, I am obligated to assess lifestyles and develop strategies to raise my clients quality of time.
If I can help you log onto www.getrightpersonaltraining.com and get started today! Don’t let time pass you by!!