As a personal trainer, one of the most overly-used and never true excuses I heard was “But I’m so busy! I don’t have time to work out!”
Really? You’re gonna go there? Alright, bring it. Let’s settle this.
I’ll have people break down their day, write it out in 10 minute increments, and keep it in their files for us both to reference. To this day, I have not found one person who didn’t have 3 to 4 10-minute chunks of time that could be used for stretching/walking/taking the stairs/you-name-it. Unless if it’s your rest day (you should have one every 3 days), aim for 30-60 minutes of exercise every day. Whether you can do a solid 60 minute workout, or have to break it up into 10-minute chunks of time, take the time to exercise!!!
Sorry. You hear an excuse often enough and it starts to sound like nails on an chalkboard (do they even make chalkboards anymore?) At least I made that rant short and to the point, right. . . ?
My fave teacher of all time (7th grade English Literature, of course!) shared this opinion piece on Facebook (cuz he’s cool like that) that inspired my little rant today. Take 2 minutes to read this and reflect on if your lifestyle is truly busy, or if it’s self-inflicted and just making you tired. . .
The Busy Trap by Tom Kreider at the New York Times.