Today’s post is going to be a little short, mainly because of the fact that it’s pretty much just a rant.
A short rant about excuses. People always seem to find a way to not go to the gym. An hour a day for only 3 or 4 days a week. If my calculations are right, there are 168 hours in a week. Yes, nobody has 168 hours of free time, but we’re bound to have a couple hours of unused time somewhere. Let’s take a look at things a little differently…
Let’s say the average person gets 8 hours of sleep. For seven days, that leaves us with 112 hours left of time.
Now let’s factor in work. Again, let’s say that’s another 8 hours per day. We’re now down to 56 hours of free time.
Factor in 5 hours of other activities such as picking up your kids to and from school, transportation to and from work, chores and errands, etc. We’re down to 21 hours.
Twenty-one hours of free time. To do whatever you want. Can’t find 3 or 4 hours during the week to go workout?
Stop making excuses and start taking action. Cut down on your TV time or stop lurking on Facebook if you need to. Wake up earlier if that’s the only choice you have. Whatever you can do, just do it.
I work at a gym that’s open for 24 hours 7 days a week, and my first client is usually at 5 o’clock in the morning. You’d be surprised to see how many people are working out already at that time. A majority of them are there that early because that’s probably the only time they have to hit the weights before they have to go to work. No excuses from them, that’s for sure.
If you’re reading this and you find yourself making excuses all the time for anything, it’s time to break the habit. It will carry over to the rest of your life, I guarantee you that.
Need something to get you going? Watch this.
Posted on September 3, 2012