We live in a busy society in which many individuals have to juggle a variety of balls in their life. Adulting is a lot harder than most people realize when growing up. When your a child, typically you have to worry about school, sports, and your social life. As an adult, you have to worry about your job, family, bills, health insurance, investments, chores, house maintenance, your health, and somewhere in there have time for a small social life. Any one of these things can disrupt your daily agenda of what you had planned to get accomplished that day. We often take on too many things and then find ourselves getting burned out and a little hostile.
Excuses will always be there for you, however opportunities won’t. Many people put their own self care at the bottom of the list of things to do. It reminds me of the speech that most airlines give when going over safety measures, “Put your mask on first in the event of a situation, as you cannot help anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself first.” The reality of adulting is that it is hard and challenging at times. The human body needs to find a way to deal with stress. The best solution to this problem is working out and eating well. The combination will make whatever life throws at you, much easier to deal with.
Many adults turn to unproductive means of dealing with stress such as, alcohol, gambling, and drugs. Each one of these presents it’s own set of issues and challenges. These solutions NEVER make anything better when trying to work through difficult times. There are many people who prefer to eat, drink, smoke, and party for many years thinking that they will just be able to enjoy life without any consequences. The problem with not eating right or working out is it ALWAYS catches up to you. The fitness industry is a pay now or pay later game. Many individuals decide to pay later by avoiding the proper things to do until they are diagnosed with an illness or health complication. Some of the consequences of not working out and eating well can be diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer, and poor mobility just to name a few.
I have been in the fitness industry for 22 years and have heard all of the excuses why people can’t workout. The reality of it is, people make time for things that are important to them. When people say they don’t have time to workout, but they can scroll social media for an hour or watch their favorite Netflix show it makes it hard to accept such excuses. Most people who are wealthy start their day before 6am because it allows them time to accomplish things before the rest of the world wakes up. It doesn’t matter if you are a person who prefers morning or evening workouts, just get it done. Many individuals say they can’t afford a gym membership, equipment, or a trainer. You should take a look at your spending habits. I’m sure a few things such as fast food purchases, cell phones, and sneakers could be reduced to accommodate your new health goals. At the end of the day, excuses don’t burn calories. Take some time for yourself for health and wellness. Everyone around you will appreciate the fact that you did.