Get busy now!
Lucille Ball once said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.”
In other words, an object in motion stays in motion. Getting into the habit of working out takes a few adjustments in anyone’s daily routine, like waking up an hour earlier or going to the gym on lunch. After a few tired afternoons, a week of sore muscles and ignoring lame excuses, most people discover newfound energy and walk around with pep in their step. It’s addicting and a new routine begins to form. Old habits die after a couple months of consistency and momentum.
But how to get the momentum going…? I schedule my workouts in as if I’m one of my clients, blocking off 60-90 minutes to workout, shower and eat. I take time on Sundays to plan out my week’s meals and workouts (it only takes a few minutes and saves hundreds of calories and excuses). But it wasn’t always this way…I used to come up with all kinds of goodies why I couldn’t exercise and eat right…and I have no idea what I did with my time–I had 1 40-hour/week job! I’m 50 times busier today than 10 years ago!
Look. I hear every excuse in the book and believe me: breaking old habits and excuses is not easy. But trust me: there’s someone out there twice as busy as you training for a marathon as we speak.
If you want something bad enough, if it’s that important to you, you’ll stop making excuses and just do it. Find the time.