It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and put working out on the back burner. This is a bad trap to fall into.
I don’t know about you, but I feel terrible when I skip workouts. It’s not the sense of guilt and shame I feel (kind of like the morning after halloween 2008 when I walked home dressed like Chris Farley’s Chippendales character), rather it’s what I’m missing out on by skipping the gym that makes it inexcusable.
Working out positively affects my mood and boosts my energy. Exercise helps me focus better to get through the tasks of the day. It also provides a sense of normalcy and instills discipline in a sometimes chaotic schedule where it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture.
When I skip a workout, I miss out on all this. I am way less productive and in a poorer mood. So it should be a no brainer to get to the gym and move, right? But life’s never ending to-do list gets in the way and I cancel the gym.
This isn’t okay. Let’s face it, whether we go to the gym or not, we are never going to finish our to-do lists because they continue to grow, and will forever!
Whatever it is I am neglecting for two hours while I take care of my myself can wait. In fact, it must wait.
If I don’t take care of myself first, how can I expect to take care of anything or anyone else?
When I commit to taking care myself and show up at the gym when I’m busy, I’m taking control of my life and prioritizing my health.
When I don’t go to the gym I am making excuses and being lazy. All I have to do is remind myself of this and my butt is back in the gym. Laziness is the easy way out.
What excuses do you make for not going to the gym? What gets you back in the gym when you find yourself slacking?