Thursday, April 11, 2013

you HAVE time!

happy thursday, my dears!

today, i have a little bit of cold hard truth + motivation for you in regards to the "e" word. you know, exercise? i'm about to squash your #1 excuse! but don't be intimidated...keep reading!

i’m going to go out on a limb and say that every single one of you watches at least a ½ hour of tv each day. for most of us, it’s way more. after dinner, we generally plop on the couch and watch shows from the night before, or from netflix, etc. and 99% of the time, we're on our iphones & laptops simultaneously  pinning or tweeting or blogging. i’m guilty too. but….let me ask you this: how many of you have ever used the excuse “i don’t have time to workout!”?

here's the truth: you do. you always do! anytime you find yourself watching tv, or playing on your phone, or even blogging, that's time that could be spent working out! it's only a minimum of about 30 minutes...you still have the other 23.5 hours of the day to do whatever your heart desires!
going back to the tv or time on the computer--those are givens in your day, correct? things you always do? well, add working out to that list! working out is something i do every single day...it's built into my schedule. on weekdays, as soon as i get home, i throw on my workout clothes & get to it!

i have never let other plans stop me from working out. working out is one of my biggest priorities in life, and i make the time, no matter what! if you're going out to dinner, you may have to rearrange your schedule and workout in the morning {or, if you're making the plans, don't schedule things until after you've had enough time to workout!}.when i went on a 12 hour road trip last summer, we were leaving at 7:00am, so i woke up at 5:30 in order to have time for a couple miles on the treadmill! i've worked out as early as 4:30am, & as late as 10:30pm.
even if you somehow don't have 30 minutes {because it get it, some days are crazy!}...go for a walk or run around your neighborhood or on your treadmill {if you have one}! go on pinterest and look up a 10 or 15 minute workout! do just a part of a workout video! regardless of how jam packed your day is, i'm sure you almost always have at least some downtime! that lunch break? go take a walk! make the most of what time you do have.

i believe in each and everyone of you-- you have time to workout! don't use that as your excuse...there are really no valid excuses for not working out, outside of being sick or hurt! i get that if you are just getting into it, you may dread it...but i promise that once you get into a regular exercise rhythm, you will start to love it and even crave, yes crave, exercise! if i don't know when i'll be able to workout on a certain day, i get antsy..i need to do it!
don't be that cop out girl. there are a million and one excuses out there, but they are just that--excuses! you possess the time to workout...you just have to get up and go do it!
i encourage you to get up and workout today! pretty little liars will still be on your dvr or hulu tomorrow. the only spare time you have is your blogging time? ...skip your blog post for tomorrow! we will all understand. :) you and your health are the most important thing! be proactive, take charge of your time & your schedule, and go kick some serious butt!

get it, girl!
 
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