I don’t get it!!
I think that it has to do with the choices we make.. Like everything else in our lives, no matter what, one will choose! One will make time to help out with whatever needs to happen in terms of an older parent, a sick child or pet. One will make time to do what the Boss needs or demands at work. Right? So why not our health?
Most of us don’t take time for exercise ( 75 % of the population is sedentary!!)
In my opinion, it isn’t important enough.
We feel well enough, or “I am getting by”. Perhaps you don’t realize how out of shape you are. Maybe you feel you’ll get to it “one day”. What about ” I am not so bad, I can handle it” What about those who don’t even think about the fact that they should include exercise in their day?
Whatever your excuse is, we all have them, perhaps in different areas of our lives…
I can pay somebody to do most of what I don’t like to do, or can’t find time to do…
Those who don’t “make time” for exercise can’t pay someone else to exercise your body… it doesn’t work that way. Even if you have a personal trainer you ultimately have to do the work yourself!! It is as simple as that.
Why do you think the diet and exercise industry is so huge?
Everybody wants to look and feel better, but the majority of people aren’t’ willing to make the effort to make the changes they need to.
IT’S TOUGH! Nobody wants tough!! Life is tough! Nobody is as busy as I am! We feel life is tough with the demands we have on us, how can we possibly fit exercise into it? (or eating healthy)
There will always be those individuals who no matter what they put into their mouths they won’t put on a lot of excess weight, but if they don’t exercise they won’t have the definition to their muscles. ( well maybe 1 in 3,000,000 people)
There will always be a certain percentage of the population that has to work harder than others to keep their weight in check ( by exercising and eating healthy)
I believe that the majority of the us won’t do what it takes to be fit and healthy. And I have to say, not just a few short walks a week. Yes it is better than nothing, but we want to stress our muscles to gain and improve, not deteriorate. It is a complex thing, this being fit and healthy!
I am not saying that we all have to have 6 pack abs, ( not at all, because for the majority of us, that is not even of interest ,we aren’t going to work on that as the intensity to do that is WAY beyond where we want to go.)
How about making the effort to exercise 5-6 times a week at a level that is going to get results. Change the food intake so that your get results in your clothes size. Do you really believe that you are tiaking the time to do what it takes to make a difference in you? Do you really do fitness enough for results, or just getting by?
Where would you place yourself?
1. I’m not bad, I still look and feel good.
2. I feel pretty good, I don’t exercise and I don’t eat very well.
3. One day I will get to it!
4. I’m getting by, no real complaints. I’m probably 15-20 pounds heavier than I was 20 years ago.
5. I exercise but eat what I want and how much I want.
6. I eat well and I exercise occasionally
7. I can’t be bothered I am too busy.
8. I’ve put on some weight over the years , I really should do something about it.
9. I exercise 5-6 times a week and I am very conscious about the type and amount of food I eat ( very healthy choices)
Do you fall into any of these categories? What is your story? Work in progress? Diligently healthy? Leave your details here I would love to hear what category you find yourself in. Remember it isn’t about tattling on yourself, but drawing awareness so what you are doing to yourself, so that you can make healthier choices!