One of the most common excuses that I hear is “I have no time to work out!” Before I even get into what I think about this, most of you should already know how I feel if you read my posts on a daily basis. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of excuses, and feel that the world would be much better off if nobody made them! However, that’s not reality and people still do make excuses. For those of you who use time as an excuse not to work out (and many of you do), it’s time to understand that you do have time, you just don’t make it! After reading this post, you will no longer be able to use time as an excuse!
When I was going through my first round of P90X, I was a Financial Adviser at the time and worked 12-14 hours a day. There were some nights that I wouldn’t get home until 10 or 11 PM, and I still hadn’t eaten dinner or worked out. Even though I could have easily used time as an excuse, working out was a priority and I made sure I completed my workout, even if it was late at night. I remember some nights that I didn’t even get to work out until 1 AM! When I started P90X, I vowed not to skip any days and commit myself 100% to the program, and I was not going to let anything stop me from doing so.
Most of you have time, but you just think you don’t. One of the problems is that many people don’t know how to prioritize their schedules. What you need to do is sit down and write down all the things that you do throughout the day. You will quickly find out that you have a lot of wasted time. Next, you need to write down what your priorities are and fit them into your daily routine. Go out and purchase a scheduler and plan your days ahead of time. Melinda and I sit down every night and plan out tomorrows’ agenda. Once I started doing this, I accomplished much more throughout the day! Working out IS a priority, and something that should be incorporated into your schedule every day.
There are very, very few people that truly don’t have much time to workout, whether it be because of kids and work or whatever reason, but just a short amount of time is good enough. Tony Horton came out quick workout called 10 Minute Trainer for those of you who really don’t have much time to work out during the day. Now I don’t know about you all, but if you can’t find 10 minutes to work out, then there is something wrong! 10 Minute Trainer is an excellent program for those who have busy lives and just can’t take an hour or so to work out each day. Some of you might have newborn babies that make it tough to work out for an hour, and TMT is perfect for that!
If you feel there is no time to work out, no matter how busy your lives are, there are ways to find time to work out. You might have to make a few adjustments to your schedule or shorten your workouts, but not having enough time is not a legitimate excuse! Make exercising part of your routine!
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