I know for a fact that the reason most people are not active is because of time. Think about your own life right now…what’s your excuse? Do you tell yourself you are too busy with work, kids, family, your house, other activities, or you are just tired and need to rest? Whatever it is, the one thing that gets moved to the bottom on the list or put off until later is time for fitness.
With my program, even if you’re strapped for time, you still can do it. Think about how you’re really spending your time. On a piece of paper, I want you to divide your day into three parts:
- Waking up through Lunch
- End of Lunch to Dinner
- End of Dinner until you go to sleep
How do you ﬁll up these segments of your day? For instance, you may spend 30 minutes getting ready for work, 20 minutes eating breakfast, having your coffee and reading the paper. How many minutes do you spend talking on the phone? Shopping? Cooking? Taking naps? Watching TV? Socializing? Daydreaming?
My point is simple; from your time management list, you can see patterns in your lifestyle on how your valuable time is spent. We know if you work at home, or babysit the grand kids, or have a job outside the home, those activities account for at least eight hours. You may sleep for another six-eight hours. Well then, you still have eight-ten hours of your day available for yourself.
No one can go back and make a new beginning, but everyone can start from today and make a new ending.
Daily “DO” Ritual
I like rituals – for me that’s the only way you stay committed to a program. Every morning I recommend you start your day by DOING 3 fitness moves:
- DO a comfortable amount of push-ups (ok, even on the wall). Let’s start at 20 each day…and that’s 600 push-ups for the month.
- DO squats to work and tone your legs and get your heart pumping. 20 squats a day gives you 600 squats for the month.
- DO a plank for 1 minute – placing your elbows on a table, lean forward and hold to help you get a slimmer, trimmer, tighter waistline. That’s 30 minutes of AB work for the month.
You see, fitness is accumulative – a little here, a little there – it all adds up. But more importantly, these quick, consistent moves set you up to start your day on the right note realizing that you’ve already accomplished a healthy habit for yourself early in the morning.
It’s About Time…For YOU
I’ve been in business for over 30 years, and one main advantage on why having an appointment with a personal trainer works is because of ACCOUNTABILITY…knowing that you’re going to spend your time with a trainer guarantees that your body will change. It’s About Time…For YOU!