Think about the goals you have for yourself and your healthy lifestyle. Write them down. Make them visible. Post them near the TV or the computer, so you don’t choose the Boob Tube over the ARC trainer. Post them near the fridge or the cupboard so that you don’t choose the Ring Dings or Mac & Cheese in a box over the baked chicken and veggies or the dried fruit and nuts. Life is about the choices you make at any given moment in time. Keep making positive, healthy choices that will carry you one step closer to your goals. Choose to MAKE the time to exercise and eat well. Sometimes that might mean sacrificing a night of drinking with friends, another dinner party, girls night, or after work happy hour. I’m not saying to give up your social life at all, but instead find the balance point at which you can honour the commitment you’ve made to your goals & honour your commitments to friends and family.
Excuses don’t produce results. Hard work, dedication, commitment, and planning do. Next time you tell yourself that you don’t have the time to work out, think about this: Taking 1 hour a day for yourself is only 4% of the entire day. Make time for the 4%.