Lots of people deal in excuses.
“I’m too tired.”
“I don’t have time to work out and eat well.”
“It’s been a long day.”
Come on. If you deal in excuses, you’ll never get started on making lifestyle changes.
Yeah, maybe you’ve had a long day, but there are ways you can bake working out into that day.
You don’t have to go to a gym to be challenged, and that’s all it takes to make improvements - challenge yourself. Ten small challenges add up to a big one.
- When you’re bringing shopping in from the car, can you do it in one or two trips instead of four or five?
- Can you take the stairs at work instead of yawning in the elevator?
- Can you crank out air squats while you’re waiting for the last two minutes of the washing machine?
- Can you jog in place or do crunches during the adverts of your favourite TV program?
Of course you can. Make your entire day a workout, and you won’t have to carve out as much time for training. Best of all, you won’t deal in excuses.
All it takes is willpower.
And the great thing about willpower? It gets stronger the more you use it. Complete the small challenges, and you’ll be better equipped to complete the big ones. You may not be able to run another mile, but you can run to the next lamp post. You may not be able to do a wall sit for another minute, but you can last another ten seconds. Get the picture?
Test yourself every chance you get, and you’ll make yourself proud every time you chalk up a small victory.