Happy Motivation Monday!
One of the most common reasons people give for not eating healthily, cooking at home, exercising regularly, or just generally living a healthy lifestyle is that they don’t have time. Everyone is busy these days, and we’re all cramming in tons of activities. Once we fill up our day with taking care of others, doing our jobs, and getting all our other tasks done … we often don’t have time for the most important responsibility: taking care of ourselves. Are you making time for your health?
(picture from Runner’s World … tough love!)
I know you are very busy, and don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you that you must have a gourmet, home-cooked meal every single time you eat and exercise 2 hours every single day. However, we always find time for what we prioritize in our lives. We all have the same 168 hours per week, and we fill those hours with what is a priority for us. So if you haven’t had time to exercise in 3 years, really exercise just hasn’t been a priority for you in 3 years. (And that’s OK! Now is the perfect time to change that!)
You DO have time to make one small improvement today. Maybe it’s as small as parking as far away from the entrance to the grocery store as possible to get in a few extra steps, or squeezing in a 10-minute at-home workout. Maybe it’s about driving through Starbucks for a health(ier) breakfast sandwich instead of grabbing a few donuts at the donut shop. Maybe it’s about picking up a pre-made salad from the grocery store and bringing that to the office for lunch this week.
So tell me in the comments … What will YOU prioritize today for your health?