Is Time Really The Problem?

When talking with personal training clients, invariably the issue of time management comes up. There's simply not enough time in the day to eat breakfast in the morning, walk around the block, cook extra food on Sundays, etc. 

Is it that there's not enough time, or just that you won't make time? 

Interestingly, we all make time for things in our life that are important to us - your child's softball game, dinner with friends, or that movie you've been dying to see. Perhaps the question isn't whether or not you have time; it seems like it should be, why are you avoiding reaching your goal in the first place?

If things are ever going to change, you have to change. And that may mean taking a little bit of extra time after work or on a Sunday to do something you don't necessarily feel like doing. In the long run, it will be worth it. After all, what motivates people? It's progress. You don't have to be at the goal to feel alive again. You just need to make progress.

How do you make progress? Change a few things and keep at it consistently. If you absolutely had to lose weight, you'd find a way. Take a little bit of time to make one successful change toward your goal today. Take that time tomorrow and the next day, see the progress, and you won't have an issue with continuing.