Let’s just jump right in: we all make excuses.
Excuses for not going to that “thing” you said you wanted to attend.
Excuses for not finally cutting that must-have food from your daily diet (for me, it’s ice cream.)
Maybe you’ve made excuses for your excuses. Might sound like this: “Stuff just happens to me, I have bad luck, so I always have some good reason.”
When it comes to exercising, there are a lot of “things” that have to line up for us: Motivation, time, or support from others. Any one of those things can derail us.
Let me help you clear one hurdle from your journey, and I bet it’s one you’ve dealt with in the past: time.
Having the time in any given day can be a struggle for ALL of us. Of course we all have the same 24 hours every single day. The struggle is using that time to the best of our ability.
We sleep 6-8 hours, we work 8-10 hours, then we commit, say, 2 hours to family, friends, or Netflix. No judging!
That leaves at least 4 hours!! What?? You can workout and then some in 4 hours. But when??
Sure, if our day was perfectly scheduled out for us then I suppose we could get into a routine and get it done somewhere in that 4-hour window. But no, that’s not life!
So you have to decide: “When” will I workout? For most, this becomes a debate of Before or After Work.
If you’re in the Before crowd, you’re labeled as a “Morning Person” and that just seems like a terrible idea for most. 5:00 AM ?? NO THANKS!
Someone in the After crowd may be beat-down from the work day or afraid it will cut into leisure time.
So here we are, trying to figure out the best approach to a daily exercise routine and I’m here to tell you there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
I wanted to try for a definitive answer, but found nothing I could “lean” on. I did however find this article by Fast Company where some experts weigh in on how to make the best decision for you.
Go check it out! It’s a 4 minute read and might help you to take some of the “excuses” out of your journey so you can GET GOING!
That’s it for this week!
‘Til next time,