There is Never Any Time!February 10, 2014
Fact or Fiction?
This is a story of a man named Jack. Jack gets up early and leaves for work. Jack comes home at the end of his busy day, puts his feet up, grabs his iPad and goes back and forth between Flappy Birds and Amazon.com. An hour or two quickly flies by and Jack is now ready for dinner before he finishes up some work at his desk. Jack knows that he is overweight but he just cannot find the time to exercise. Who else is in the same boat as Jack?
Exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle is a choice. People who fit exercise into their schedule may not enjoy it, per say, but it is something of great importance and they make the time. My character, “Jack,” likes to kick back, relax and play video games. He chooses to make time for this because it is important.
Many people make the excuse that they don’t have enough time for exercise because they just don’t want to do it. They are tired, workouts are tough, etc. The moral of this story is that if something is important to you, you will find the time to do it. “Jack” could very easily squeeze in a thirty minute workout once he got home from work and still have time for his games. Again, it’s all about what is important to us and how we want to spend our time.
Joining a fitness class or hiring a personal trainer is a great way to make sure you are on top of your fitness. Not all people need this, but usually, if you are spending money on a service, you are more likely to use it. Who wants to waste their hard earned money? Without good health, you won’t be able to enjoy some of the things you love. Think about it like that.
The next time you put your feet up, ask yourself if you are really “tired.” All you need is 20-30 minutes to get a good workout in. You will not only feel better but you will feel like you have really earned the time spent relaxing on the couch. Like the saying goes: “work hard, play hard!”