The “Too Busy to Exercise” Conundrum (uh-oh!) (#5)

“’s just that I’m so busy!”

“I’m just way too tired after work”

“My kids get in the way!”

“There’s just not enough hours in the day”


“How much time we have” is relative to what we prioritize.


Does any of this sound familiar? If so, no need to feel ashamed! Chances are, most people you know don’t exercise on a consistent basis, either. However, the very fact that you clicked on this article shows your commitment to eliminating such exercise excuses!


When it comes to time management, it goes without saying that we make time for whatever is important to us (e.g. family, kids, work, sports, etc.) Committing to the gym regularly for 20-30 minutes may seem impossible with a busy schedule. However, I’d argue that making time for the gym regularly is very possible. My general theory on time management is this:


It’s not so much that we don’t have the time to fit certain things into our busy schedules, it’s that we only make time for what’s valuable to us.


Going on regular walks with a family member, neighbor, or friend is a great way to maximize your free-time.


Case in point: Let’s pretend you have a hectic 16-hour schedule that barely permits 30-minutes of free time. Your daily routine is fully loaded with family, work, and other obligations throughout the day. It’d be completely reasonable for you to conclude that you don’t have the extra 30 minutes to work out, right? Okay, now let’s say I came along before your day got started and said, “Hey, if you can find a way to exercise for 30 minutes today, I’ll pay you $50,000.00 cash immediately after.”




Unless you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, I’d find it hard to believe that you wouldn’t make a “slight change” in your schedule that day (even if it meant waking up 30 minutes earlier!).



This simple illustration just goes to show that we can make time for things that are valuable and worthwhile.


This leaves us with the question,


“How valuable is your health and well-being to you?”


Truth is, nothing is more valuable than the quality of your very life, so why not invest in it while you still can?


In order to continue enjoying the things in life which bring us joy and fulfillment (ie. family, hobbies, activities), a commitment to our well-being must become of value to us.


As you continue along this journey, realize that today’s fitness decisions impacts tomorrow’s quality of life.



Key Takeaways:

  • There’s a good chance you’re not the only person you know who doesn’t exercise regularly – no need to feel ashamed!
  • We manage our time per what we value (e.g. family, money, health)
  • Nothing is more valuable than the quality of your very life

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