Making Weight Loss a Priority

When I talk to people about exercising, losing weight and improving their physical health, one of the most common responses that I hear is "I just don't have time to work out". Well, I'm calling the bluff on this one! I work a full-time job and run two companies, yet I have time to work out. Millions of people around the world live busy lives, yet they have time to work out every day: And so do you!

The reality is that when people say they don't have time to work out, what they are really saying is that working out isn't really a priority. You see, everyone gets the exact same amount of time every day - 24 hours. Everyone gets 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute. Time is equal for everyone. We make decisions about what we are going to do with that time, and those decisions are based on our TRUE priorities.

Your priorities are what you do, not what you say!

Ask people what is important to them and they'll be quick to give you a list. Ask them how they spend their time on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and where they spend their time will often be very different than their list of priorities. So what are their true priorities? I am a firm believer that actions speak a whole lot louder than words. If you want to know what is really important to someone, look at what they spend their time on. You see, life is time. All we have to define "life" by is the number of days we spend on this earth, so what someone spends their life (time) doing is what is most important to them.

A few years ago I was going through a difficult time, so I went to see a friend of mine who is an awesome life-skills coach. She took me through an exercise where she had a huge diagram laid out on her office floor that showed all the different activities I could spend time on each day. She then gave me $1,440 in Monopoly money which represented my daily time (one dollar = one minute) and asked me to start putting dollars on each activity for the amount of time I spent doing each activity. I started with work, which was $660 (11 hours) from the time I woke up to the time I returned home. Eight hours of sleep a night cost me another $480, supper was another $45, house work $25, looking after our businesses $30, and on it went. Well, if you've been doing the math, you'll already know that after paying for only a handful of activities, I had very little money left and I hadn't even gotten to any family time or leisure activities.

So what did I learn from this activity? I MUST be intentional about how I spend my time every day. I had to start scheduling the activities that were most important to me, because no matter what I do, time will always be passing, so I have to do the most important things first.

If losing weight and getting fit is a priority, do it first. If fitness truly is important to you, make it a priority by dedicating your most precious resource to it: Set aside the time every day to do some form of physical activity.

My exercise programs are specifically designed to save you time by getting you the most benefit possible out of every workout. Plus, I will help you leverage your time even further by coaching you so you will achieve dramatic results in as little as 30 days. If you want to connect with me and work out a personalized plan to help you lose weight, tone your body and feel better, please email me: Check out my blog to learn how I established my priorities and ensure I live by those priorities on a daily basis.

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