Putting your self first on your list could be the most unselfish thing you do!

The biggest excuse I hear from people is they don’t have time.  I hear this a lot as many of my friends have young families and busy demanding careers.  I know it’s sometimes hard to think of putting ourselves at the top of our list, its counterintuitive to what we may have been taught growing up.  One thing I have learned from living with lupus is that if I am not feeling good than I am not good to anyone.  Even the airlines know this as they tell you to put your oxygen mask on before helping others.  You may not even be happy with the way you look let alone feel.  How do those feelings translate to those around you?

Unfortunately most of us live very busy lives possibly juggling work, families, outside activities, volunteering…. the list goes on and on.  We can be so busy that before you know it your health is negatively impacted.  You have stress, you eat out because you feel you don’t have time to cook, your weight starts to get out of control.  It can happen to anyone, maybe I am already describing where you are.  One thing is for sure, it’s never too late to start taking control of your health!

Some of my friends are real go-getters, they will get up at 4 am to work out before their families wake up.  Others take their lunches, or work out with their family in the evening.  I say if you can carve out 10 to 15 minutes a day for your fitness you are doing good.  If you can find more time you are doing great!  Some days may be better than others but if you wake up everyday with fitness being one of your top priorities it will happen for you.  You need to commit, try different things and find out what works for you.  If all you do is take a walk that day… you did something!  You were off the couch or away from your desk moving your body.

That’s one thing I like about Beachbody, they have programs ranging from 10 minutes (10 Minute Trainer) to an hour or more (P90X).  You can pretty much find something there that fits your life and your goals.  To see a full list of products offered go to my coach site and click Shop!

So what do you think?  Do you have ten plus minutes a day to change your health?  Is it worth it?  What is your go to excuse that often derails your workout?


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