There's no doubting that at times life can be super complicated and super busy with a whole host of things popping up in front of you either by way of design or completely out of the blue.
I know what it's like. Friends, family, work and other social commitments means that we can get to the end of day feeling really tired and totally unmotivated to spend time on ourselves. Frankly, exercise is easily pushed to the back of the queue as the temptation to 'relax' in front on the TV or settle down with a glass of wine is so much more appealing than getting your sweat on.
Think about it - how many times have you said that you 'don't have time' for something? It could be around exercising, eating, your job, going out, helping out at home? Anything.
If we 'don't have time' then we don't really need to worry about how it's a struggle to walk to the shops without getting out of breath or home-cooking rather than ordering a takeaway? Or maybe you're stuck in a dead-end job that you hate but you just 'don't have the time' to look for something else.
But is 'I don't have time' nothing more than excuse that we use so we don't feel as guilty about not doing the very thing we should be doing?
Perhaps we should be reframing the statement 'I don't have time for XYZ' to 'I've chosen not to make XYZ a priority'. Because that's what it boils down to.
'I don't have time to exercise and eat a healthy meal' should be flipped to 'I've chosen not to make my health a priority'.
Hey, I realise that may suck to read but it's the truth.
There are 168 hours in a week and what you do with them is ultimately YOUR choice.
If you are 100% honest with yourself, how often do you choose to sit and watch a rerun of Friends on TV or scroll through Facebook and Twitter rather than doing something that you say you don't have time for?
The reality is that those things that you say are your priorities but you don't have time for simply are NOT your priorities.
A healthy meal or a good HIIT workout can be done in just 20-25 minutes so why not try tracking your week like you would keep a food diary and see when and where you can make some tweaks to ensure you prioritise your health.
Take the next step drop me a message and let me know one thing that you've said is a priority but haven't started yet, I'd love to talk.