Fitness Friday: You make time for what’s important

How many times have you heard the phrase, I don’t have time to workout?  I know I’ve heard it a ton and I’ve said it myself.  Isn’t it crazy what some people accomplish in one day, while others only accomplish a little.  And the crazy thing is, we all have the same amount of time!

One thing I’ve learned, and I feel I am still learning is I am in control of my time.  No one else but me.  Have you heard that phrase…”If it’s to be it’s up to me.”  Well, it’s really true.  If you want to get in shape you will, it’s all a matter of priorities, and what’s important to you.  For me, I’ve really had to put my foot down when it comes to what I make time for.  It’s hard for me to say no, but I’ve had to learn to say it.  Otherwise, my time gets dwindled down to nothing, and I don’t accomplish any of my goals.  Have you ever had a friend who just wanted to hang out all the time, and you couldn’t say no?  Or maybe you’re always asked to volunteer for something, and you really don’t want to, but you feel pressured.  Trust me, I’ve been there.  Saying no is one of the greatest things to learn in my opinion.

When you learn to say no, you no longer are being swayed by what someone else wants you to do, but what you want to do.  Having goals are so important, because they help you stay focused, and in the end help you say no.  If health is important to you, which I hope it is, then you will learn the art of prioritizing your time.  Trust me, it isn’t always easy for me to find time to workout, between having a kid, running a house, blogging and just life in between.  But I know it makes me a better mom, wife, and keeps me healthy.

I challenge you this week to look at your day and figure out a time when working out is best for you.  If morning is the only time it’s going to consistently happen, then do it then.  If lunchtime is best, then pencil it in.  Bottom line is stop making excuses, and just do it.  Your body will thank you!  And when other things, people, or events try to creep in to your time slot, just remember the word “No.”  What are some areas you need to learn to say no to??  Leave me a comment!

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    June 12, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Yay! It’s true! And something I came to realize on my fitness journey, is that I had to change my mindset about WHY I was working out. At the beginning I was only being active in the hopes of losing weight, so if I wasn’t losing enough weight or quickly enough, I would get discouraged and stop. Then I decided my motivation was HEALTH. I want to model a healthy, active, positive lifestyle for my son & any future children I have. I don’t want to model yo-yo dieting/exercising and a negative self-image!!! So now I don’t own a scale, and I work out to be healthy. I am so much more happy and motivated to do it! 🙂

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      June 12, 2015 at 10:04 am

      I love this!! It’s so true. Doing it for the right reasons keeps you motivated and the right perspective. I’ve thought a lot about what I want my daughter to embody and I couldn’t agree with you more. I want her to be healthy and not worry about fad diets. Healthy self image is so important!

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