We all get busy. It happens to all of us.
For those that don’t know, I’m not a full-time fitness professional. I am a design engineer by trade, and happen to have a passion for fitness.
Sometimes, my work life, and my family life prevent me from getting a good workout in every day. Other times, it’s just a bad case of the lazies.
I’ve recently been working 50+ hours per week. Add on top of that my commitments in my personal life, and I’m a busy guy.
Surely you know what I’m talking about. Who isn’t stretched thin on their time these days?
Probably like you, I have to make a real effort to strap on my exercise gear—to cinch up my crosstrainers—and get my tail into the gym.
Once I’m there, it’s on!
My recent schedule has guided me to cultivate a new outlook. I don’t want to call it a workout plan. It may go there eventually, but that’s not my intention right now.
With your help, I want to develop a movement. Not just at PhitZone, but in our culture as a whole—One of real life fitness.
- Knowledge. Making the best decisions that we can in any given situation is my goal. On top of that, no kicking ourselves because of those choices.
- Nutrition. Each and every one of us knows that we have to fuel our bodies with the best foods that we can. Is it realistic to expect that each and every meal is going to fit that description though? Of course not! That’s when we tap into that knowledge, and use what’s at hand.
- Exercise. Getting into the gym three to five days a week is recommended. To be honest, that usually doesn’t work for me. Sad part is, I work out at home and still can’t get that done. I can however find new and innovative ways of exercising when I can. Maybe it’s a lunch. Perhaps it’s a choice to bike to work vs. driving. Maybe it’s using a bodyweight workout that can be done at home in thirty minutes.
- Motivation. A few months ago I wrote a small ebook on motivation. I never made it available, until now. If you would like a copy, let me know if the comments below, and I’ll send it to you free of charge. Bottom line, lack of support is a killer in the fitness world. You have to stay motivated, and having a community to lean on is a huge help. We are that resource.
Who knows where this leads. All I know is that this is the norm. We need to work together to find solutions.
Too many people give up on their fitness goals. Perhaps we need to take a good hard look at those goals, and then find a realistic way to get to where we really want to be.
Get on board!
I want people. Are you a fitness professional? I want you. Are you an average Joe/Sue? I want you.
If you have a passion for being fit, whether you’re there already, or are just getting started, I want you.
Write for an article–tell us your story. How can we help you? How can we at PhitZone help you? Give us ideas. Send us a message with your thoughts/ideas. Leave comments. Tell your friends and family.
Are you in?
Photo: Pawel Kryj