"Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts."-Anne of Green Gables
One of the many concerns people face is not having enough time to workout or working long and odd hours, which prevents them from training...or maybe they find difficulties making time because of all the activities their children are involved in. Please know that if you can get to the gym and get a workout in that is great, but understand that you don't necessarily need to be in a gym to workout. You can workout anywhere...it comes down to you making that choice. For example, while your daughter is at ballet class, you could choose to walk around the block until she gets done or do a wall sit while all the other parents are sitting on chairs. I think one interesting thing you will find is that you will begin to make the others think about what THEY ARE NOT DOING. Don't be embarrassed or feel like a dork, but instead be an inspiration...feel like an example.
There are endless possibilities for you and I get so excited for you when I think about all the options you really have right at your fingertips. Every day is a new day. And you will always be challenged and will be faced with reasons to not exercise. With the number one reason of not having enough time to fit it in your daily agenda, but really it comes down to PLANNING your daily agenda. And like I have said before it is not about how long you workout but how effective you make yourself workout. Again, it is all up to you and you must commit to living an active life.
I believe you have the knowledge and the potential to work around all the obstacles that prevent you from working out. You must plan accordingly and have an alternate back up plan if something falls through. For instance, you plan to do your cardio training on Wednesday but your child is sick which prevents you from working out. There are so many things you can do at home while your child is napping or you could choose to get up 30 minutes earlier the following day to make up for the missed workout. Remember, you must sacrifice and know that this is going to help you all-around. Being active has so many benefits and will help you to be healthy and to stay healthy.
Many of us will commit to a plan to live an active life and will be successful, but there will always be things we face that will try to take us off our path. As a trainer, I have witnessed people and clients face a backslide. For instance, a meeting in the office made them miss their aerobic class and the next thing you know they haven't worked out in 5 days. This happens so often but be aware that you have the power to reverse any backslide. If you can reverse it in less than a week, your fitness level and weight won't suffer at all. It takes about two weeks before your body will actually lose what gains it has made through workouts. One thing that does concern me though is the psychological difficulties many face when they try to regain momentum. Many people will get frustrated and discouraged because they have lost their rhythm.
Please, NO WORRIES...just get back on your path and think of all the benefits and changes you are making because you are working out. It is your life, your choice, your commitment to YOURSELF. You have what it takes to stay on your path! Remember...YOUR PATH!