Thursday, October 20, 2011

EricG's Running Tips #25 Making Choices!

Snooze or get up...it's a choice
All too often I hear people say they just don’t have the time to exercise wether it be a walk, run, ride, swim or whatever your poison is. I always respectfully, although bluntly disagree. I don't mean to sound like a complete a-hole here, I would just prefer and think it's better for all concerned if we just call it what it is. Certainly there are times when work, family and numerous other life realities make it difficult to squeeze in a much needed workout or yoga practice.


Generally speaking however, we all have the same amount of time. My day is 24 hours just like yours. I have a full time job that requires serious commitment, a family with 3 children and yes, I actually have friends I like to hang out with on occasion (some of them even like me). No one person's time is any more valuable than another's. It is simply a question of what we choose to do with it.


Example #1: We all have the same 4 to 6am slot every morning before getting up to go to work. I choose to get up and run. I would love to stay in bed and sleep:) but again I choose not to.


Example #2: Many people are "not morning people" and choose to do their workouts at night after work.  I choose to have a beer on the train ride home, kiss my daughter goodnight when I get there then sit on the couch, eat dinner and drink more beer while I watch TV with my wife.
We are all busy and making choices usually means sacrificing something else. Just say I choose to sleep rather than get up and run.  Or better yet, say...
"I choose to walk, run, ride, swim or go to the gym rather than sleep"
Sounds better and feels better. You can do it if you choose to:)

Peace

1 comment:

  1. why doesn't drinking beer count? doesn't that burn any kcals? keep it real!

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