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April 29, 2009

Posted by Tim Van on Apr 29, 2009 10:41:41 AM

Good Morning!


Sorry this post is a little later than usual.  I am working on a new e-book; em-Powered by Fitness and kind of lost track of time.


I hear a lot of folks say that the reason they don't get out and get active is they don't have enough time.  Funny thing is, that's the one thing we all have the same amount of.  We all have the same 24 hours each and every day... no more, no less!


So why do some of us consistently make time for our health while others seem only to have enough time to complain about not being able to be active?


Now before you get all offended and start telling me about how I don't know anything about your life and what you already have to do each and every day and how there's just no way you could possibly find even 30 minutes more to do some form of exercise... I understand.


You are correct.  I don't know everything about what goes on in your life.  I do know about my life and millions of other people who have made being active and healthy a priority in their lives.  I know that sometimes it means getting up an hour earlier or staying up an hour later or skipping that favorite TV show or at least watching it while walking on the treadmill.


What I know, (and this is not an opinion, its based on tons of research on human behavior), is if you aren't getting some form of active exercise at least five days a week, its because its not a big enough priority in your life.


And I repeat myself... I know you have a lot going on in your life and adding just one more thing, just one more activity, would put you over the edge and yet at some point, if you don't make your health a priority you will have to start scratching other items off your daily list of things to do as well because quite frankly... you won't be able to do them.



Trust me when I say that your health will not allow you to ignore it forever!  Its possible you know this first-hand and that's why you're here looking for answers, looking for motivation, seeking support.  I am a living testament to that fact!  When I had a heart attack just less than a year ago, my body finally said; enough is enough!  It finally said; no more pretending to be active and healthy, no more working out once or twice a week and pretending you're serious about your health.


You don't have to wait until you're given an ultimatum by your body to get moving.  You just have to move it up on the list of priorities.  It doesn't even have to be #1.  Its got to be important though!




Because in life, you get what you focus on!


If you focus on not having enough time, guess what you'll get?  Not enough time.  If you focus on everyday doing something healthy, guess what you'll have time for?  If you focus on how great it feels to go for a walk or a jog or a run, guess what you'll get more of?


If you simply tell yourself that you always find time for the things in your life that are a priority to you (like your health), then that's what you'll find time for.  It really is that simple.


Do this now while its still a choice!


Go get active!

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