If you think you don’t have time in your life to work out, you’re wrong. Being healthy and happy doesn’t mean you have to change your entire life around so you have room for a couple hours of exercise a week.
Stop saying you’ll work on getting in shape when you have time, and dedicate yourself to being healthy and happy right now.
“I don’t have time” is the grown up version of “the dog ate my homework”
We all have a ton going on in our lives, and it can seem difficult to be able to make time for fitness with everything else that needs our time. However, if you’re feeling drained or exhausted halfway through the day, doing so could have a big impact on your daily life. Being happy and healthy are connected. The healthier you are, the better you’re going to feel both physically and emotionally.
Stop Making Excuses and Start Down the Path to a Healthy and Happy Life
No matter what you have going on in your life, there’s always going to be something that will keep you from working out. Whether it’s kids or our jobs, we constantly make excuses for why we aren’t making time to work out.
Excuses are only going to hold you back from reaching where you want to be in life. If you want to become healthy and live optimally, you only need to make time for one hour a day, three times a week. That’s all it takes to start working towards your goals with a well-built fitness plan.
If you’re struggling to find three hours a week to work out, take a look at where you’re spending your free time. Are you spending an hour on your phone before bed scrolling through social media? Try going to bed early and use that hour in the morning to put in a great workout. It doesn’t take much to reevaluate where you’re spending your time, and there’s no reason why you’d have to reorganize everything in your life just to squeeze in fitness. Make time for the important things, and add your fitness to the list, it’ll make your day to day activities much more enjoyable.
Being Healthy and Happy Means Making Time for Yourself
If you want to change your lifestyle to be more fit, you need to look at where you’re setting aside time that’s just for you. With everything we have going on in our lives, it’s easy to put yourself at the bottom of the totem pole.
Your fitness and your overall well-being need to have a higher importance in your life or you’re never going to reach the level of life that you want. Use the time that you’re planning to work out as time for yourself. Just you. Not only is it a place where you can push yourself and feel great about it, but it’s also a time to relax your mind and forget about all the things that need your attention later. Those things will be there when you get done training, we promise.
It’s time to invest in yourself.
The longer you put off your fitness, the more work it’s going to take to get you back on track. Don’t wait until the day you realize you can’t keep up with your kids, or you can’t do the things you want to do anymore. Don’t let it be your unhappiness that drives you to the gym. Make the time to invest in your health and happiness right now, and you’ll reap the benefits for years to come
Making the Change to Healthy and Happy is More Than a Quick Fix
You can’t dedicate yourself to changing your lifestyle and expect to be done in few months. They call it a lifestyle for a reason, making the time for fitness is more than just a three month challenge. You have to think about your fitness plan long term. Rather than asking yourself where you want to be in three months, ask yourself how you want your entire life to change for the better.
Anyone can walk into the gym, lose weight and be on their way. But that’s not very impressive because it’s not going to stay that way. They’ll end up unhappy with their health again before they know it and be back on the hamster wheel.
What’s impressive is making a dedication to becoming the person that you’ve always dreamed up. You’re not going to see dramatic results over a short period of time, it just doesn’t work that way. Being fit takes a lot of dedication, and an understanding that your goal is more than just how you want to look, it’s how you want to live your life.
Change is slow, but staying committed to your fitness plan is worth it. Making fitness a permanent part of your life can enable you to live exactly the life that you’ve always dreamed because it’s the quality of your health that determines the quality of your life. Get a healthy lifestyle and the rest will fall into place.