Monday, August 27, 2012

Making Time to Workout

Ok, so a lot of us have busy lives.  We work, we have to take care of our loved ones, we have to keep our homes in reasonable order and cleanliness, we have to eat, go to the bathroom, sleep, etc.  We are BUSY!  I feel this way most days.  So how do we find time to take care of ourselves and workout?  Well, you don't.  You MAKE time.  It's not always easy, but it's always worth it.  ALWAYS!

"But I really don't have time..."  But you do.  Do you have 10 minutes?  Maybe 10-15 minutes at least 3 times a week?  Are you really going to tell me that you can't make time for yourself for 10 minutes?  It's only 10 minutes, but it can mean the world.  In ten minutes you can go for a a short walk, do a bunch of jumping jacks, squats, push-ups, run up and down your stairs, or you can do a program like 10 Minute Trainer.  So can you scrape out 10 minutes a day?  And can you commit to it for just a week?  I think you can.  I KNOW you can.

So now what?  You've committed to 10 minutes a day for a week (or at least 3 times a week.)  So now you know you can do this.  Can you add 5 more minutes?  Can you add one more day?  Can you commit to doing THAT for another week?  If you can, and you do, you will see that this snowballs.  Somewhere along the way you will find that you are doing 30 minutes a day maybe 5 or 6 days a week.  Go you!  You see, you don't have to start big, you just have to start!

So, maybe you will only ever do 20 minutes 3-5 x's a week.  It's still better than what you are doing now, right?  And that's fine.  If you want to do more, great!  If this is all you can commit to right now, great!  It doesn't matter.  What matters is that you give yourself this time.  It is a gift from you to yourself.  Don't you deserve it?  I think you do.  I KNOW you do.

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