Saturday, July 20, 2013

Making Time For What's Important

It's no secret that many people often complain that they cannot find the time to exercise-- that they cannot find the time to work towards their fitness/health goals. This is a valid argument, especially for those struggling to make ends meet. However, that is still nothing more than an excuse. Think about why so much time is dedicated to working. For most, it's because of the end goal-- money. So it would be safe to say that people spend so much time working because of how much they prioritize money. Now, if you were to apply that same ideal to fitness, wouldn't you get the same result? In other words, what if you just shifted your priorities around? You're still going to have the same number of hours a day, but it's how you spend that time that makes a difference. The only way you'll have time is if you make time. But of course, who's going to make time for something they do not find important? No one.

The key to prioritizing is spending the time to figure out what you want. I'm not here to tell you what to do. Rather, I just want to offer ideas/suggestions for you to consider. Figure out if leading a healthy, fit life is what you want. Think about how such a lifestyle would affect you. And realize that you need your mind to believe these things before you will actually stick to it.

If you decide that this is what you want, then make a plan. You need to write down how you're going to break up your time, ie how you're going to reach your goals. The most important part of having a plan is to be able to hold yourself accountable. It doesn't matter if you don't feel like carrying out the plan, you need to do it anyways. There's a saying that most people fail right before they succeed, and that's true. People quit when the going gets tough, or when they "don't feel like it" anymore. But you can't do that. You need to put in the work, and know that it will pay off. Just trust the process. Trust that each time you complete a single step in you plan, you are that much closer to reaching your goal.

As I've mentioned in my last post, things are pretty busy on my end, and will be this way for the next 5-6 months. But I've made a plan, and I've been executing this plan. So the following is what my 7-day week looks like.

Anyways, I hope this gives you an idea of how to make a proper schedule/plan that will ultimately guide you in achieving your goals.

Until next time,



  1. I definitely agree that finding the time to workout is difficult, and those of us with busy lives (let's be honest, who doesn't have a busy life these days?) often would rather spend their down time relaxing rather than working out. However, if fitness is one of your goals, then you'd find the time for it. You may be sacrificing an hour or two of sleep or social interaction every day, but you can find the time. Like you said, it's all about prioritizing!

    A few quotes this post reminded me of!

    "If you really want it you'll find the time. If you don't, you'll find an excuse."

    "Someone busier than you is working out right now."

    Thanks for sharing - I really enjoy your blog! I found you on BBN and am now following :)

    Riley | fiveleveninety

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for following! I'm glad you found this post relatable. I'm definitely a huge quote person, so I really appreciate you sharing those quotes.

      Also, I tried to check your blog out too, but it says that your blog cannot be found... :/