12/4/13

The #1 Excuse - Where did the time go

Do you know what my day is like? You sure? I have kids and a job and church and practice and dinner and a house to clean and… Yup, you guessed right. The number one excuse on almost every website and blogged and on most peoples’ lips is: I’m too busy- there’s no time. So how do we as busy everyday Americas combat that? Great question!


I’ve heard from various people that the people who are the busiest are often the most hardworking and committed in the gym. Why? Because they don’t have time to waste. They have things to do, people to see, places to be. They don’t have time to lollygag as they moan and groan about the workout of the day while they contemplate not even going. As odd as it sounds, the days that I don’t have a lot to do are the days I contemplate taking a “rest day”. But the days I’m going 100 mph are the days that I don’t stop until it’s time to go to bed and I’ve finished everything I was set out to do.

People say, "If I didn't have a job I'd be strong and big like you too; and i'd break records too." But that's not true. If you didn't have a job you'd still be watching tv, playing your xbox, and eating pizza. If you wanted to be big and strong you would find a way" - anon

I get it, there’s not enough time in the day. But let’s examine a look at your day. Break it down. Make a pie chart. I’ll be honest. There are many places in my day that I could take time from. No, not sleep. How about my time on the phone, facebook, TV, lounging around doing nothing, etc. I’m not saying you have to give up all of your R&R time, but you have to give and take a little. Let’s be honest, the other day when Facebook went down, everyone freaked out. I even spent 30 minutes trying to post a #mcm. Come on now, that’s a whole workout! Or half of one at least. And I know I was not the only one at fault or who spends way too much time watching the same Big Bang Theory episodes over and over. Will it kill me to miss it? No. Did I have to show off my amazing fiancĂ© on facebook? No. And if I wanted to, it could’ve waited. Possibly while I was resting in between sets or circuits.


Plan out your days. Know what you need to accomplish and give yourself time to do it. A great way is to pray over your day and give it to God. You will be extremely surprised by how much you get done or how many pointless things get removed from the daily agenda because they weren’t necessary or what God wanted for your precious important time that he gave you that day. It’s not our time; use it wisely. Pray, plan, and endu!

2 comments:

  1. Technology takes up so much of our time. People don't even realize it until sometime points it out like this.

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    1. I agree. Even after having it pointed out I constantly fall bag into the same rut. Constant reminders are necessary for me.

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