So many times I am greeted with the words, “I just don’t have time to exercise.”
Ahhhh, that familiar phrase.
Sure we all may have a day here and there where there is practically no time from sun up to sun down, but they are individual and few and far between. At least they should be. If it truly is your “norm” to not have time then you need to re-evaluate your life and decide what should stay and what should go because exercise needs to be a daily part of life.
Exercise isn’t something you try to find time for, it’s something you MAKE time for. And you will find, in the making of time for exercise, you will have more balance and efficiency in your life than you ever did when you didn’t have time for it.
Grab a pen and paper right now. No really, grab it.
Write out your training schedule for the rest of the week. This is easy because you don’t have to figure out WHAT you’re doing since I take care of that for you. All you have to do is figure out WHEN you are going to do it.
A common mistake we all make is saying, “Well, I’m not exactly sure when I can exercise because this might happen and this might happen, and I might need to do this.”
Well sure, a lot of things might happen, but we can’t plan our life like that. Take all the might’s out of your planning. The only things that remain are the definites. The definites are the things you cannot change—appointments, work, etc.
Now schedule your training sessions among the definites. It is now an appointment with yourself that you need to keep. When we schedule workouts, we get them done. When we leave it up to chance, it will never happen.
Never miss an appointment with yourself!
We are all given the same 24 hours each day, what will you choose to do with yours?
Dixie Dixon is the founder of RaceDay Training, an online training community that provides daily workouts and community support to help you realize what you can acheive. She believes that we are all happier when we are active and healthy but understands that sometimes it's hard to know where to start or how to find the motivation. She has developed RaceDay Training for this very reason. To find out more visit her website at www.RaceDayTraining.com and sign up for your free 10 day trial today.