This is probably the most common reason people give for not exercising: they say they just don’t have the time. Well let me put it to you this way – exercise is every bit as important as eating, sleeping and breathing!
It should not be viewed as an ancillary part of your day, but rather a necessity. You probably don’t go a week without eating, and you should not go a week without exercise either. In fact, you typically shouldn’t go more than a couple of days at most without it.
The trick to making time for exercise is to view it as a non-negotiable part of your day.
Ideally, schedule it into your appointment book the way you would an important meeting or social event. Set the time for it and then make no excuses about keeping your exercise “appointment”.
What you’ll find is that the more you exercise, the better you’ll feel and the more addictive it will become.
Soon you won’t want to miss your exercise sessions because you’ll notice how much your energy and stamina drop if you don’t keep to your plan. Your ‘get up and go’ starts falling away and you will know why.
You need to place a HIGH PRIORITY on getting some movement in and schedule your day around the exercise, not the other way around like most people do.
This way it will get done and you will serve as a powerful example to those who you love to also do the same and commit to exercising regularly.
When it comes to exercise, there’s no time like the present. Don’t wait another day to get your program started.
And please don’t use your age as an excuse either, because no matter what your age, exercise can provide enormous benefits for your health.
If you happen to be over 40, though, it’s especially important to either start or step up your exercise program. This is the time of life when your physical strength, stamina, balance and flexibility start to decline, and exercise can help to counteract that dramatically.
It really is that powerful.