Today was first day of my coach's minute on the radio. I thought time would be a good topic for the call in at WSOS 103.9. The time to exercise comes up often as the most important barrier for getting your workout done. The lack of time also seems to get in the way of many other behaviors that we know are good for us, but we cant seem to find the time. I saw a post about rephrasing the "I don't have time" mentality. There are many uncertainties everyday, but one thing is certain, there are 24 hours in a day. The amount of time never changes. If you don't have time to exercise, eat right, spend time with loved ones then you have to agree that is your choice and you accept the consequences. If you don't like the consequences, then lets re-frame not having time to I don't prioritize my time. Instead of saying I don't have time to exercise, say I don't prioritize exercise. I find <fill in the blank> a higher priority. Its not about right or wrong, its just about making choices and accepting the consequences.
When a busy schedule is part of the challenge, I found it easiest to use exercise classes to start changing my habits and prioritize exercise. Exercise classes happen every day on a schedule. I didn't have to find time, I just had to BE ON TIME. Make an appointment on your calendar and be on time to your next exercise appointment.
Go out and move, life is movement.