How much time each day do you dedicate to your health and fitness? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your fitness much thought, and those thoughts you do have are usually negative in nature (thinking you need to lose weight, beating yourself up for your current state of affairs). If you’re not willing to spend a little time each day focusing on your fitness, then you might as well stop reading this article, because getting fit and healthy takes conscious effort. It takes time, and it takes patience.
Some people might be thinking they don’t have any extra time for their fitness. To those people I ask if you’re happy with the way your life is right now. If you really want something in your life, you’re going to have to find a way to make time for your health. If it’s truly a priority for you, you will do everything you can to make it happen. If not, you will find an excuse. And trust me, we could all find an excuse not to do something if we really wanted to.
How Much Time?
How much time needs to be dedicated to your health and fitness each day? Not much at all. Everything you need to do can be accomplished in less than an hour. That includes physical activity, meal planning and cooking, food journaling, positive thinking, progress measuring, and all the other little things that are necessary to be healthy and fit. Even that hour can be cut down to less time as time goes on and you learn how to do things more efficiently.
That’s right, a slight shift in your time management can result in drastic changes to your life. Not only will you look better, but you will feel better about yourself. Most importantly, you will be healthier. Isn’t that what we truly want in the end? To be healthy?
You don’t have to devote every waking moment to your health and fitness. You don’t have to obsess over counting calories or eating your next meal. You don’t have to kill yourself in the gym. Your goal is to create a new healthy habit – one that will start the transition from your current lifestyle to one that will make you happy and healthy.
Creating a Shift in Thinking That Influences Your Actions
Once you get in the habit of practicing your fitness hour, it becomes as normal as brushing your teeth. The choices you make all start taking a healthy bias. It’s these numerous small choices that add up and create real progress towards your ultimate goal of healthy and fit.
Before you start your weight loss journey, you need to think long and hard about whether you’re ready to change your life. If you are, you need to find the time in your daily schedule to make it happen. An hour is all you need to make your goals a reality. That hardly seems like a big sacrifice when you think about how much you get in return. It’s a small investment that pays big dividends. Shift your priorities and start living to your true potential.