Are You Stalling?
Are you not working out because you can’t find the perfect class or program?
Are you not training because you are just too busy? Because your work, your partner, or your kids are too demanding of your time?
It turns out that finding the perfect class or being too busy is a great stall tactic. It’s the perfect excuse for not exercising. However, getting caught up in thoughts like “I’ll start next week” or “I have to wait until (fill in the blank)” could mean that it’s never going to happen.
There are always going to be demands on your precious time. You’re going to be pulled in every direction to help your boss implement her next great idea and finish that project for your kids and help your partner with that really important task that just can’t wait. You know what I am talking about.
Changing the Golden Rule
As the golden rule goes, “treat others the way you wanted to be treated.” But, I think for many of us, the saying needs to be reversed that is, “treat yourself the way you treat others.” When’s the last time you broke a promise to a family member, or flaked on a date night, or harshly and unfairly criticised a friend? The answer is probably, rarely, not often, or not at all. And yet, when it comes to treating ourselves with the same love and respect we so freely give others, sometimes, we fall short.
So, may I propose that starting today you give yourself what you’ve already been giving everybody else in your life.
Keep your promises
There have been times when I’ve found myself stuck in the middle of rush hour traffic just to get to happy hour with a friend, or waiting in a long line at a toy store just because I promised my child I would get them a specific toy for their birthday. But, how many times have I promised myself I would work out 5 times a week but by the end of the week I’ve blown off my goal? If you’re like me, it’s time to treat your promises to yourself the way you treat promises to yourself. Think of your commitments to yourself as just as important as your commitments to others, and you’ll likely start seeing more consistency in reaching your health and fitness goals.
7 Things About Exercise Your Boss Wants You To Know
What does your boss want?
Your boss wants you to be productive, efficient, and reliable. And to be all of those things, your boss wants you to be healthy so you can be at your best everyday.
How would you like to feel better at work? Do you want to feel more energized, sharp and focused? Do you want to learn, think, be able to concentrate and create the best solutions? What if you could be at the top of your game and motivated each day? And what if it were really simple to feel all of those things? It would be pretty great.
It’s actually very simple because all you need is to exercise on a regular basis. By spending a small part of your day getting the blood flowing, your limbs moving, and your heart rate up, you can effectively improve your job performance and make every day better.
The top 7 reasons your boss wants you to exercise
- Your Energy. Exercise gives you energy to be on top of your game. Working out increases blood flow to the brain and you need a sharp mind to do your job to the best of your ability.