As someone who wakes up at 5:30am every day to exercise for 40-75 min, I am baffled by how many people tell me that I am “lucky” that I have “some much time” to run. They are usually followed by, “I wish I had time to run”.
You wish you “had time”?
I have a full time career (40+ hours a week), I own my own business (additional 30+ hours a week). I am a homeowner, wife, dog owner, aunt, daughter, friend, sister, etc.
I don’t have time; I make time.
You need to re-prioritized how you are spending your time. It’s not always fun, but it’s a requirement to be successful.
This is how America spend’s free time:
Maybe it’s time you make a pie chart of what YOU are doing all day. Is every waking hour of every single day jam packed? Doubtful. You are reading this aren’t you? 😉
Here is a piechart of my time in one week:
“I wish I was as motivated as you”
I am the LEAST motivated person I know. Can someone please tell me what reason I have to be motivated?
I don’t have any weight to lose, I’ve ran 14 marathons the past 3 years...
I have EVERY reason to kick back and relax!
Motivation is B.S. It’s temporary. I would never exercise if I only did it when I was “motivated”.
You need to be dedicated & disciplined. That is all.
Next time you think you are not motivated & you don’t have time…instead try saying:
I am not dedicated and disciplined, and I am not making this a priority.
Thats is the reality of the situation 🙂