One of the main reasons that most people give for not exercising is that they don’t have time. The thing is, we’re really good at making time for the things we want to do.
We have time to watch TV or blog or surf the Internet. We have time to play Words with Friends or Draw Something or Farmville (which, for the record, I have never played). We have time to read or draw or crochet or bake. Whatever interests us.
But, we don’t have time to exercise.
A week or so ago, as I was drifting off to sleep, thinking about what lay ahead the next day (I think was the night before I was to drop my kids off for camp the following day), I had a thought occur to me.
Make time or make excuses.
It’s that simple. It’s one or the other. Sure, there are times when it really is hard to find time to work out, but most of the time it’s not as hard as we try to make it out to be.
If you want to be healthy, if you want to reach your weight-loss goals, if you want to maintain your current weight, you have to make time. If you’re not making time for exercise, you’re making excuses.
Is that harsh? Maybe. Is it the truth? Absolutely.
That mantra is what ensured that I worked out several days last week when I would have slept in a bit more instead. It’s what got me up much earlier than I’d have liked for a run with a friend. It is what, in retrospect, what has helped me lose nearly 90 pounds.
So, what will it be for you today? Will you be making time or making excuses?
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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.