“I just don’t ‘HAVE’ enough time to workout”.

This phrase can be commonly heard among trainers and coaches throughout the country.

After hearing this I ask, “Is your health (and FITness) important to you?” They say, “Yes.”

I say, “Well you need to M-A-K-E time.”

Yes, I know family, work, church, school etc… Can take a lot of our time and energy. But we can have it all. It is a matter of how we learn and practice to M-A-K-E time (literally).

M – odify your time. You either control your time or your time controls you. There is no gray area about it. For those people that work around the clock: Can you seriously say you are working every single second for 16+ hours a day 7 days a week? Never looking at facebook? Texting your friends? You couldn’t plan 10 minutes to workout. You couldn’t roll out of bad and start your day with some pushups and light stretching?? Fact is you have the power to modify what you do with your time. Look honestly at your day and what you spend your time on. Find ways to modify what you do to add more time on what is important and reduce the time you spend on less important activities.

A – dust your schedule. Make sure that HIGH priority things get done first. It is easy to gravitate towards doing what is easy but usually the easy things are not that important which is why they are easy and we want to do them first. Start or plan your day with what matters most. It is no secret that you are going to get interrupted during the day, because it happens everyday.

K – now what is important. This is the easiest but hardest thing I have found personally. Have clear priorities. Sometimes I feel I want to accomplish so much that I end up getting frustrated and end up accomplishing nothing. You know what you want. Focus on what will get the most bang for your buck. The hard part is being honest with yourself, once you are, everything else starts making sense in your life.

E – liminate your BAD habits. If you have gotten to this point you have a great idea of what to do. This part is catching yourself as it happens during the day. Our bad habits have a sneaky way of creeping up on us. Being aware as they happen and having an alternate (good) habit to replace the bad habit is the key to victory.

Which part of M-A-K-E do you struggle with most? Why?

How about what part of M-A-K-E are you best at? Any tricks or tips?

Post to the comments.

The O-Board Says…

15 Min AMRAP
10 Power Cleans
400m Run

Post by Chris; @cmoknows

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