Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.
Most people will tell you the reason they are not eating healthy and exercising is because they do not have enough time. I completely understand this reason, because it was not that long ago that I was using it too.
Of course, I had to scratch that off the list when my now 89-year-old mother was quick to debunk my excuse. Back in her day she did laundry and dishes by hand, she cared for my brother and even managed to operate a secretarial school and still she boasts that she had nothing but time on her hands.
How is this possible? Well, interestingly enough it goes back to the same principal as empty calories versus power foods. When you consume high volumes of foods that are high in calories and low on nutrition you add the weight but without the benefits your body needs to function properly. The same is true for your time. If you fill your day with empty tasks you find yourself depleted of time and the energy necessary for you to lead a healthy life.
The only two things you need in order to start living your healthy and fit life right now is to commit to yourself and your health, and to manage your time and food in order to fulfill your goal.
By simply changing your perspective you can take back the power that will assist you in making the necessary adjustments to your current schedule to include choosing the right foods, preparing them and introducing exercise to your daily routine. I will paraphrase a cardiologist friend who warns that, “It is far easier to carve out an hour or two a day to devote to your health than to make time for open heart surgery or any of the other countless diseases that you can avoid by just taking care of yourself.”
Trust me, you have the time and you have the ability all you need now is to just DO IT!
“I do not run to add years to my life, I run to add life to my years.”
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January 3rd, 2012