𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞?
Let me ask you another question…..
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐝?
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐟𝐚 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐕?
The reason I ask is because quite often when people tell themselves that they don’t have time to exercise what they are really saying is improving their health & fitness just isn’t that important to them.
They just like the idea of it.
Now before you starting thinking “this guys trying to tell me to get off my phone and not watch the tv!’.
This isn’t the case at all. I myself watch the tv when I want to (mainly football) and spend a certain amount of time on my phone throughout the week (mainly for work).
The difference between me and someone who tells themselves that they don’t have time to exercise is that I VALUE exercise as a high priority in my life. I know how much of a positive impact it has on me physically and mentally. Far higher than watching TV and flicking through my phone.
I am certainly not saying that watching tv or flicking through your phone is wrong. I’m also not saying exercise is right. You’re not breaking the law doing either.
What I am saying is, IF you do have a strong desire to improve your health & fitness then you will have to start placing exercise (and healthy eating) as a HIGH VALUE in your life and stop telling yourself that you don’t have time.
𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞:
- Working hours
- Too tired
Although the first two reasons are aspects that are of the highest value in any persons life that doesn’t mean the only people you see exercising are unemployed dossers with no kids and sleep 10 hours a day.
Some of our most successfully client transformations have been from people who work unsocial hours, have kids and yes are tired a lot of the time. In my opinion that’s just part of being an adult. I would say between me and Kelly we say “I’m knackered” 20 times a day between us.
There is never going to be an ideal time to improve your health & fitness because as Adults we are always going to be busy
Avoiding the ALL or NOTHING mind set is also important because if you do genuinely struggle to find much time to exercise then it may be unrealistic to aim to go to the gym more than 3 times per week. That does not however mean you should do absolutely nothing. Exercise comes in many forms which can be something as simple as going for a 30 minute walk every day. If your diet is in a good place then you will more than likely start to see progress.
The best advice I can give you for the new year is DON’T WING IT!!! Take a step back and look at your weekly schedule. Write down a plan of action where you can factor in exercise every week, and stick to it!
Going into the new year with the exact same failed mind set as previous years will only result in exactly the same result……frustration and disappointment.
What I will say is IF you have continually failed by yourself then you will more than likely need to invest in a reputable coach with experience and evidence of being able to help people achieve their goals.
There is ALWAYS time. If you VALUE IT enough.