Friday, August 10, 2012


Time. If there is one thing that we seem to never have enough of, it is this. Not having enough time is often used as grounds for not being able to do a given activity or attend a certain event.  We even let this reasoning keep us from spending what time we do have with those we care most about. And as far as fitness goes, that gets pushed aside as well. But is it true? Do we really not have enough time in our “busy” days to make room for our well-being? We don’t wake up every day in such a crazed hurry that we decide not to shower or bathe. And we almost always make time to eat at least one meal each day. If someone told us that they had just been too busy over the last week that they simply didn’t have time to brush their teeth we would think them crazy. We carefully carve time out of each day to devote to these tasks without even thinking about it. So why is taking care of the insides of our bodies so different?

Our health is the most important thing that we have. We don’t have time NOT to devote to it. And if you think you truly do not have the time, I want you to pay close attention to how you are spending each minute today. Do you have 30 minutes to an hour where you are just sitting there on the couch, maybe staring through the television or playing on the computer or your phone? There is time right there, time that you could use to take care of not only your body, but your mind as well. Maybe you are insanely busy and you don’t have that big of a time block available. Do you have ten minutes here and there throughout your day? Find a few of those times and use them. It all adds up. I suspect that you will discover that you do indeed have time to make fitness a part of your life, and I sincerely hope you use it for such. It will definitely be time well spent.

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