Do you continually tell yourself you don’t have time to exercise?

Kevin Mountford KM Fitness

by | Dec 8, 2022 | Fitness, Motivation

๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž?

Let me ask you another questionโ€ฆ..

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ง๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ข๐š ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐?


๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐Ÿ๐š ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐•?

The reason I ask is because quite often when people tell themselves that they donโ€™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 โ€œthis guys trying to tell me to get off my phone and not watch the tv!โ€™.

This isnโ€™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 donโ€™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. Iโ€™m also not saying exercise is right. Youโ€™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 donโ€™t have time.

๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž:

  • Working hours
  • Kids
  • Too tired

Although the first two reasons are aspects that are of the highest value in any persons life that doesnโ€™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 thatโ€™s just part of being an adult. I would say between me and Kelly we say โ€œIโ€™m knackeredโ€ 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.ย 

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.

Kev ๐Ÿ™‚