Honestly, I just can’t believe how fast time flies by. It’s so easy to start the week with such good intensions to hit the gym or diet hard, etc and “life happens”. Well, it’s more like “we LET life interfere”.
I put off the things I need the most and make time for the things I enjoy doing – which is TOTally backwards. Unlike Nick (@CoackFitNick from twitter) who gets up at 4:45am to do BCx Boot Camp online each morning (ROCKSTAR), I keep pushing my workouts later and later in the day and putting meaningless stuff in front of it.
Meaningless? Nah! OK, so work isn’t meaningless, but there are tasks I do for work that can simply wait – meaning the earth isn’t going to crash down around me if I don’t do them. Business still goes on, yet I get engulfed with emails, tweets, writing articles, designing ads, updating websites, facebooking, etc. and forget to STOP and prioritize each day.
Exercise IS a Priority. Not only SHOULD it be a priority for someone like me (in the fitness business) but it should be a priority for ANYone! When you are healthy, you are a better worker, a better parent, a more giving friend because you have energy to give, and you’re a more positive and confident person because you actually feel good – inside and out.
If you could take a pill that did all that, you’d take it every day as soon as you got up. Instead, we often put our workouts off like it’s the worst thing we could ever do. Granted, we all do have schedules and some of us don’t have the luxury of choosing the time to workout – but our workouts SHOULD NOT be optional. And yes, they can be HARD – but we KNOW how they make us feel. We KNOW they pay off. However, our pathetic emotions override our knowledge and it takes stopping and recalling that information to tell our emotions they suck and need to get a life. Laziness, Emotions, Blah, Blah, Blah – Bite Me!
So, 7:30pm last night, I finally got workout. I have to laugh at how much better I feel and wonder why in the world we put off things that make us feel so good. The gym and church are two of my favorite places. And I confess right now: I often try to skip them both our of pure laziness!! BUT not one time have I EVER gone and thought “Boy, I wish I didn’t do that”. DUH!! How stupid are we really? I’ll answer that – WE CAN BE REALLY, REALLY STUPID!!
So I leave you with this thought. Next time you feel like hitting the snooze button or skipping the gym because you are tired, ask yourself this one question, “why would I even consider skipping the one thing that is guaranteed to make me feel and look better? The one thing I NEVER regret?” If you’re honest with yourself, you won’t let yourself miss out on such a great opportunity.