Hi all! I am almost 1-week into my healthy eating challenge and everything is going well; actually easier than I thought it would be. Although I did slip one day and had to list a Kind Bar and a Vodka and Diet Coke to my snacks on my food tracker, not as serious as it sounds, just an end of the work week, please give me respite kind of snack.
Do you think one of the most common excuses for not exercising and not eating healthy is “I do not have enough time.”?
I know that over the years I have used that more times than I could count or care to admit. Constantly telling myself I do not have time to exercise; I do not have time to cook all of my meals so they are healthier. Well, that is BS! When I measure all the time I have wasted instead of giving it the value it deserves, I get a little upset. But alas hindsight is 20/20 and we cannot go back, so I am over the regret and looking to the future.
We have to make time to get more time in the future. The time we spend now on being healthy will be years we add to our lives, and what are you doing with the time you are wasting anyway? Watching TV, going online, or working? I believe that idle time has value, but should be in moderation.
I am sure there are a million arguments to my simple statements today about time being something that we all have and I know everyone leads different lives. However could you find 30 minutes a day to exercise? Or a couple of hours on the weekend to prepare meals?
Today I am forgoing my run to take a walk in the park with my daughter, I will still get my activity in for the day, just going to take my time and enjoy the scenery and the company. Kind of like multitasking to save time ;).
Beautiful day in the park with my beautiful daughter!
Until next time…