“I don’t have time to workout.”
I hear this all the time when I talk about my own personal fitness journey, or my fitness coaching business. And you know what, I don’t have time either. I am a full time nursing student in a BSN program, and I work in a hospital one or two days a week – along with running my Beachbody coaching business. I don’t magically have more time to workout, I make time. I haven’t always done so though. Yes, I have been committed to my fitness for a long time. However, this past year that I began nursing school I did not make nearly enough time to workout, ride, or eat right. And you know what? I felt terrible. I had no energy, I was constantly stressed (as I had no consistent outlet), and I lost quite a bit of weight (and that was not a good thing).
This summer, I have worked hard to turn that around and re-develop good habits of working out and eating better. I have also been riding consistently. Even though I am on summer break, it still isn’t easy. I am still going to work, working on my coaching business, and I live on a farm which is always a lot of work. It is also so hot during the day that I have to start early if I wan’t to work the horses before it gets too warm for them. That has taken discipline. I was super proud of myself this morning for getting out and riding early before I had to go by the school to take an exam (makeup work from last semester).
The point I want to make with this post is that none of us have time. We have to make the time for things that are important to us, and for the things that are important for our health. It takes discipline, and commitment. But it is worth it. Whether it is fitness or riding, we can’t make excuses but rather make time.