By Sarah Caracciolo
DHAC Assistant Fitness Director
I have been in the fitness industry for over 13 years and I have become a pro at calling people out on excuses. I know that life is busy and coming to the gym every single day is just not feasible for everyone, but to NEVER exercise? We need to take a look at our busy lives and be sure that NEVER exercising is NEVER an option! It is important to make the time for exercise and make exercise a priority in your schedule.
Exercise can be done for many reasons. Some exercise to lose weight, some to prevent weight gain. Others are rehabbing an injury or training for a race. There are people who do it just for the aesthetics, and there are people who just plain enjoy it! The bottom line is that everyone has a reason, and whatever that reason is….it’s YOUR reason! Make that your motivator to make time! Coming up with a reason to workout will empower you to find the time.
The scary part is that if we ignore the importance of exercise and never make time for it, we most likely will have to make the time to be sick, injured, lethargic, and potentially overweight. Those will all take up more of your time than you ever intended.
So the next time you want to come up with an excuse as to why you can’t exercise at all this week, remember that you have the time. You just need to set it aside. I am a full time working mother, wife, and homemaker. Any way you look at it…I’m busy! Very busy! I find the time. I make it work because I have to.
I am not superwomen, and I do not have superpowers. But, I have a 9 month old son who is my reason for waking up every day. I want to wake up feeling as strong as superwoman, because to my son, I am a superhero and I intend on keeping it that way.
Find your reason and make the time.