People tell me regularly that they do not have time to eat healthy or exercise. When I hear this I really want to say “What the #@%*.” Seriously folks what is that all about?
You know on the airplanes the flight attendants tell you if the oxygen masks drop, place the one over your face first, then assist the folks you are traveling with. DO YOU KNOW why they say that? Because if you can’t breathe you can’t help anyone else.
This principle applies in ALL aspects of life. You have to make yourself your own top priority. I know it’s tough with work, children, spouses, families and other commitments, but you really won’t be able to handle doing any of those things if you are not taking care of yourself.
Yes… working out takes time. It’s a commitment like anything else. So make some time in each day to exercise. Whether it’s a family walk around the block after dinner, or a bike ride early in the morning, it’s really important that you do something. I have a very good friend who decided 2 years ago that she needed to take control of her life and make herself a priority. The only time she could fit working out into her schedule was to get up at 5 AM, and be in the gym by 5:30 every day. I am rather sure she’d prefer the extra 2 hours sleep, but she gets up every morning and is in the gym working out. Make the time. Twenty minutes a day is all it really takes.
As for eating – even McDonalds, Wendy’s and Burger King now offer salads. While I stay out of fast food joints for many reasons, these healthy foods are a better option than a burger or deep fried something or other. Again, as I have said many many times before – BE PREPARED. Shop weekly and plan ahead if you know you are going to be particularly busy on a specific day. Prepare healthy meals for that day ahead of time. It’s just as easy to eat something healthy that you have prepared prior, as it is to eat fast food on the run.
Be good to yourself; make your health and well being a priority in your life.
Rock on my friend!
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