The Age Old Excuse
“I don’t have the time”- is a very well known and also a common excuse we give. As a result, we more often than not fail to give a 100% commitment towards our workouts. Like the many of us who often complain that we do not get adequate time after or before office hours to hit the gym, I would like to tell them that I completely understand where they come from. But at the same time, one must also always remember that we must commit few hours to our workout.
I have myself given such excuses before in my life and now when I look back, it almost makes the fool out of me, stand out!
Let me recall the time in my life where I would sleep at 3 am every single night and wake up around noon. We all had our share of sins and have done this at some or the other point of our lives.
That lifestyle is a past tense for me now, and it scares me even more when I look back. Like the most of us out there, I too have a regular 9 to 5 desk job. My day begins at 5 am even before the sun rises. Being a slow starter I have to wake up at least an hour prior to my workouts. I typically hit the gym at around 6.15 am and finish my workouts within the next 2 hours. It’s been almost a few years now and my body has gotten used to this routine.
It is not easy to wake up early and this is where lies the key to everything, Our Lifestyle.
Being Stronger Than Your Excuses
It is in our hands to bring about a change in lifestyle. Your family, your wife, your kids, no one can help you in this unless you decide to do it. Yes, their support will indeed take you a long way but for them to support you, first initiate the change. I am not asking everyone to wake up early or follow my routine, but you are smart enough to understand the point I am trying to make. Try to accommodate time for your workouts, be it in the mornings or in the evenings, be it weight lifting or mere jog on the road. Let there be no more excuses.
Bring about the change and see the difference it brings about in your life. Each day you will wake up with a new zeal, full of energy to take on the challenges this urban jungle throws at you. A fit body is a key to a fit mind and a fit mind is a key to boundless happiness. So how can one bring about this change? What is the catalyst that can possibly make one do insane choices? Well, the answer here lies in the mind, as its rightly said by Buddha:
‘What you think you become, What you feel you attract and What you imagine you create’