How are we doing? Hopefully well and making some baby steps towards a healthier life style.
How many times have I said that I don’t have time to exercise? More than I can count that’s for sure. How many times have YOU said you do not have time to exercise?
It’s easy to let life get in the way…. we have jobs, kids, families, meetings, cooking, cleaning, errands, shopping, phone calls, appointments, commitments, committees, events to support, bills to pay, lists to make, belongings to repair…
is it any wonder in today’s world of over committing that we land in the evening at home, exhausted in front of our lap tops or the tv and can not even imagine putting on your running shoes and taking a walk around the block to unwind or a quick jog, or hit the gym for 30 minutes?
Well… that is exactly what I am going to ask you to do.
Close your eyes for a minute.
Ok open them, that will not work because you can not read what I am writing. LATER, after you have read this… take a minute and imagine yourself 3 months from now. How do you look? How do you feel? In this vision, are you stronger? Healthier? More sure of yourself? Are goals that you made to yourself being reached?
If not, why not?
Ir is hard to make a lifestyle change, but if it were easy, we would all be super fit and strong and running or biking to work instead of driving. YOU are the only one that make the changes in YOU.
Today, look at your agenda book or phone, or wherever you keep your calendar. I am asking you to commit to scheduling time to work out. You can find the time… trust me. It may involve getting up before everyone else and taking 20 minutes to yourself to walk or jog. It may be a quick commitment between work and picking up kids, and yes, it may even be after dinner when you like to just hang out with everyone,
HOWEVER – making this time for YOU will make you a better version of YOU. Exercise relieves stress. You will come back more relaxed and able to handle whatever is next. Your family will notice the changes, and think of the good habits you will be showing your kids – that taking time to take care of yourself is important.
Personal Note: This past week I have been getting back to the gym and I have forgotten how good that feels. I put in my ear buds – listen to some rocking music and before I know it, 30 minutes has gone by. This past week I have spent some time on the elliptical and the treadmill. Tonight on my agenda is Group Power (weight lifting to music)
Dont read this and make excuses of why I have time and you do not. It’s not true. YOU can do this. Maybe it’s not the gym, but maybe it is a work out dvd, or jumping rope in your home, or walking up and down the stairs to a set number of reps.
Schedule it – don’t cancel on YOU.
How are you doing this week? How are the 12K Challenge peeps doing? I would love to hear from you and where you are at with your goals and where you are fitting in time to work out.
I am linking today to Joy’s Reader workout where she shares work out tips and whats happening in the life of those who read… and work out: