Find it hard to stick to exercise? There’s one reason why…
Exercise can be tough work. It can take up a lot of your time and can at times be really inconvenient. But that’s still not the reason why you don’t exercise consistently.
Imagine this –
A friend of yours is stranded. You are at work, flat out doing what you are doing, haven’t had lunch yet and receive a desperate call from your friend to come and help them out as they are stuck and there is nobody else who can do it. You are over 30mins away!
Without thinking (you may however have muttered a few words under your breath!) you grab your stuff, explain the situation, and head off to help your friend out.
Now I ask you, why? What made you decide at that very instant that your friend’s issues were bigger than yours? What made you decide that work at that very instant wasn’t as important as you often think? I will give you a hint. It starts with the letter ‘P’.
Priorities are what enable us to act and make decisions at the toughest of times. Friends, family and work are often at the top of people’s priority lists, and on many so is health. But how many people actually believe their health really is a priority? Not many.
You see the people that are out there eating well, moving and not getting caught up in the vicious diet/training typhoon are the ones that truly make their health and fitness a priority. The others, the ones who go up & go down, have this reason and that reason, are the one’s who put exercise on their priority list – but as an option!
I will be frank, if health and fitness isn’t in your top 3 priorities, it will always be a never ending battle for you.
As with everything, there may be a few exceptions to the rule, however in my twelve years as a fitness professional, I have seen this as THE number one reason people are continually on the exercise merry-go-round.
So in order for you to make the whole training and healthy eating process as simple, hassle free and enjoyable as possible, don’t go out chasing fad diets, miracle shakes or the latest 25 second workout – just make your health and fitness a genuine top 3 priority, otherwise until you do, it will always be a constant up hill battle.
Brian Nasr – Owner Rumbles Paleo, Personal Trainer & Fitness Expert (Ignyte Gym Melbourne)