There is a saying floating around that says, “Someone who is busier than you is working out right now”. That is true of course. For the last 2 months I have been completely out of whack. I find it almost impossible to workout and I work at a gym! In April, I had sinus surgery. I had expected to recover well and be back on the road to success in no time. Unfortunately my body had other ideas. I had constant headaches and I missed a lot of work so getting my sweat on wasn’t on my top list of priorities.
In May, I have been moving. Yes, all month long. Between packing and moving items over to the new place, I find it hard to find the time to get into the gym before and after shifts because I am flat out exhausted. In a week I will be done moving all the boxes and cleaning the old place up. I can’t wait to settle into the new house. It really is all I have wanted in a place to live. I know that being happy with my home is going to have an impact on my motivation in general.
I hate to admit it out loud but I have issues with anxiety and depression. Sometimes I get really down for no reason and other times there are clear reasons. I have no drive to get anything done. No cleaning, no cooking, and definitely no exercise. I always pull myself out of it but it isn’t easy doing so. I know for a fact that it will make me feel better and yet I still fight it. I guess that is common when you are dealing with those issues. I just feel embarrassed admitting that I even have to deal with them because I like being in control. I like being able to handle everything that is thrown at me. Even if I am not handling it, I am appearing to do so. I just have to keep reminding myself that storms create rainbows in the end. I just have to let my light shine through.
Everyone has an excuse or two or more as to why they can’t make the time to focus on their health. The trick is making yourself a priority so that those excuses disappear. You DO have the time. You WILL feel better once you get into a routine. You WILL thank yourself in the end. Just imagine how good it will feel to hit your goals. Excuses will turn into results!