Excuses Don’t Burn Calories
About 20 years ago, someone once told me that you can tell what’s important to someone by looking at their day timer and their check register. Nowadays I’d probably say checking their google calendar and their bank statement but you get the idea. The things that we value most are where we spend our time and our resources. We all have the same 24 hours in the day. Now, I’m gonna be honest with you. I always wanted to lose weight, I wanted to exercise, and I love healthy food but as bad as I wanted those things there were other things that I wanted more at the time. I wanted to build my career, I wanted a master’s degree, I wanted children, I wanted sleep, I wanted to eat out and be waited on…and I must have wanted those things more because that is what I got. I spent my time and money on those things. I didn’t spend it on food prepping, planning, healthy food, exercising, or on me. I say all of these things because not all excuses are bad. I am proud of all the things I have accomplished in the last decade BUT all excuses don’t burn calories.
Looking back I wish I would have had a better balance. I wish I would have made my body and health a priority. Because at the end of the day all of those other things don’t matter if you don’t have your health. You can own a successful business but people will still think you’re lazy because you’re obese. You can be a great mom but not have the energy to play with your kids at the park because you’re tired and overweight. You can be educated and be plagued with health problems and comorbidities. I think that balance is the key.
I want to challenge you all to look at your calendar, look at your bank statement because that is what’s important to you! Don’t pretend like you don’t have enough time. The average american increased their TV watching time substantially in 2020 during Covid. If we would have spent that same time exercising, meditating, meal prepping we could have been so much better off. So put down the remote and do something for you. Come burn some calories with me and have fun doing it. You can easily burn 500 calories in my 45 minute class.
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