Getting fit is something that’s easy to put on the back burner. After all, you can put it off for a little while and it feels like there’s no effect.
That is until you go up the stairs one day and realize you’re suddenly out of breath. Or you go to put on your pants one morning and your pants are a little tighter. Time goes by a little longer and the next thing you know your waist is outgrowing your belt. Now, you’re having to buy a new belt.
At least that’s what happened to me. I know it to be true, firsthand. I remember the morning I was walking up the stairs to my office and huffing and puffing at the top of the stairs like I just ran a sprint. I wasn’t upset. I was angry. Mad at myself for letting my body get that way.
Of course, I blamed it on my busy schedule. You know, I had to go to work and I had my own family obligations to tend too. I was too busy for the gym. But not on that day. I dropped everything I was doing and immediately signed up for a gym membership. I thought to myself, never again.
I had a problem and I was darn sure going to fix it.
Does this sound familiar? Are you at a point where your gassed going up the steps? Are your pants and belt tighter than they used to be? It doesn’t have to be this way. You can do something about it even if you are stretched for time. CrossFit Jacked is here to tell you how.
Finding Time For Fitness
1) Schedule Time – What’s the #1 excuse people use when complaining about not being in shape?
Time. “If only I had more time.” I hate to break it to you if you use this excuse but we all have the same 24 hours in a day. You can’t use this excuse any longer.
Whether it’s family obligations or work obligations it really doesn’t matter. You’ve got to put you first and nothing is more important than your own health. Make the time.
How do you make the time? You schedule it. At CrossFit Jacked we know how busy life can get that’s why we offer multiple classes throughout the day. Our group classes start at 5am and ourlast class begins at 6:30pm. Not having time is no longer an excuse.
2) Make It A Family Thing – Get your family involved with fitness. The key to this is support from your spouse. If you can’t get your spouse on board, this will be a lot tougher. However, you can still make this work.
Let him know how important it is for you to get in shape. Open up to him about your struggles and make him see it’s not something you want to do but that you have to do.
Get your family together and do something besides watch TV. Ride your bikes in the neighborhood. Walk around the block. Start small. Go to the park and play with your kids. Just do something active.
Better yet. Bring your spouse with you to a class at CrossFit Jacked! We offer a family discount. Take advantage of it.
3) Fitness Starts in the Kitchen – You can make big changes to your physique by just changing the way you eat. As a coach, I’m asked quite often how to lose weight. The first thing you must do is be aware. Be aware of how much you eat. You can work out every day and start feeling better. You’ll lose a bit of weight and that’s great but unless you change your diet big changes will not occur.
So the first step is knowing your daily caloric burn rate or how many calories you can consume in a day to maintain your current weight. Once you have this number you need to eat less calories than this and you’ll soon be watching the pounds fall off.
No special tricks and no special diets. Essential basics prescribed. I’m sorry it’s not more glamorous. However, when you sign up with CrossFit Jacked we’re here to help you with your diet. Receive a customized meal plan and encouragement along the way. You’ll also receive free access to my latest book, “Fit Physique: Six Weeks to Lean“.
Until next time….Stay Jacked, Stay Strong!