What does your Google Calendar look like? Are there multiple entries everyday that take up the majority of your time? Like most Americans our calendar’s are filled with the tasks, meetings, and reminders of everything that consumes our lives. But unfortunately, the majority of people have no fitness related entries that are devoted to helping them improve their health and fitness.
Finding the time to stop what we are doing and commit to an exercise program consistently, is one of the biggest factors that de-rail a good portion of Americans across the country. We simply are “too busy” or “too tired” to exercise daily and consequently our health as a nation is in a dangerous free fall towards a debilitating epidemic! The realization that our busy schedules at home and at the office are essentially killing millions of Americans is a problem that is difficult for us to face! We realize that making time for exercise and healthy nutrition is important but we continue to fail in implementing the steps it takes to make the improvement.
So how can we fix this problem? There are many different alternatives we can follow to help us become more cognizant of where we can “steal” time during the day to help improve our health and wellness. The two articles I’ve posted the past 10 days give some good tips on finding that time during the day and touch on some of the things that anyone can do to begin to set the wheels of change in motion! For me, early morning workouts are the perfect way to jump start my day and get me off on the right foot!
My day begins at 4:10 AM during the week when my alarm loudly alerts me to the fact that I need to get up! Believe me, I realize that this is VERY EARLY for most people but early mornings have become the only time I have to devote to MYSELF, when the rest of the day I’m committed to giving to my career and family! From 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM you will find Tom and I killing it in the gym at GWO on the south side of Lansing. This is the time that we devote to bettering ourselves not only physically but mentally as well! We enjoy brainstorming new ideas and simply discussing all of the positive things that surround our lives on a daily basis! Tom can attest that there are many days where I walk into the gym grumpy and tired but miraculously by 7:00 AM my spirits have drastically changed and a huge smile adorns both of our faces.
I am a firm believer that motion creates positive emotion, and by incorporating just 30 minutes of physical activity a day we can start to see how much our demeanor is affected by this increased movement! Promise yourself today that you will dissect your calendar and interject 30 minutes of physical activity into your life. The effects will supercharge your spirit and help you make the transformations that are often dreamt about!