It’s interesting, I tend to hear the excuse “I don’t have time to exercise” a lot. I realize we all have busy schedules, but this excuse doesn’t sit too well with me. When I really start looking into people’s schedules and asking questions, I really can’t find any reason why someone couldn’t spare an hour, half-hour, or even just 15 minutes of time for their health and well-being. Instead, some would rather choose to watch TV or surf the internet with their spare time.
I guess it all comes down to making the choice to want better health. It’s not always easy making this choice, especially after a long day at work or running the kids around to school, sports or whatever else they’re involved in.
I know how hard it is to try and get motivated after a long day at work. I work 10-hour days, with an hour drive each way, going to and coming back home each way. This makes up for a 12 hour work day for me, and the long drive in rush hour traffic just wipes me out coming home each day. I can’t find the energy to work out before I get ready for work at 4:30 am, so the only option I have is to make time when I get home sometime after 6pm. It normally takes me at least 30 minutes to get in the door, get changed and try to get myself energized enough to start a workout. I try and start my workout by 7pm and have it done by 8pm so I can cool down, eat dinner, and get ready for bed by 9pm. Then I start the whole process over again the next day, until I hit the weekend.
It’s not always easy, but it’s a choice I make for myself and my fitness goals. It takes hard work and dedication, but there’s nothing more gratifying than success with your goals, especially when it comes to your health.
Just remember, all that working out won’t do you much good if you aren’t eating towards your goals either. Whether you want to loose weight, gain muscle, or whatever your goals are, your eating is the most important part of the equation. The Ketogenic (keto) diet is my current choice for weight (fat) loss. Now that I have the food plan in place the exercise has definitely complemented my goal for fat loss. There are so many different options out there, but for me the keto has been the only plan that has targeting hard-to-loose body fat.
It’s all about making the choice to eat better, then adding exercise to complement what you are doing with your food plan. Set your goals for both and stick to it. Make the choice for you and your well-being long term, you’re worth it!