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Time. Our worst enemy!!! Or is it?
At the end of the day, it all boils down to how we manage it. And that is up to us. Yes, save all that “Ain’t got the time” because—newsflash!—across a whole year, we DO have the time.
Now, a very different business is what usage we choose to make of it (even more so if scarce)
I was having a look at my 2016 training log and something caught my eye. So far in a year when I—supposedly—have done a lot for a standard person, I’ve amounted to some 240 hours of specific training; plus say another 120 hours dedicated to warm-up, flexibility, core and strength; and some other 115 hours of being physically active—by choice—while cycling to work and so on.
Do the math, put that into a round number and the result averages some 1 hour and 20 minutes a day.
Our body is all we’ve got for life. Its health is ultimately our responsibility. Therefore, does it sound so insane to purposely dedicate over an hour of our days to its wellbeing? I do not think so.
I am not talking about becoming a super athlete, taking part in a humongous amount of races or getting ripped. I am talking about being healthy, looking after our mind, and of course allowing for much indulgence when needed, because that is part of the equation too.
It’s all about habits. If our default habit is thinking there is no time for breaking a sweat, there won’t be any. Conversely, if our mindset is that of being conscious of what’s at stake and the benefits that being somehow active will bring to your day-to-day, then you will find the time.
A whole different topic would be “how much is enough”. Well, that’s of course dependent on your goals, and not as much on your capabilities—often underestimated. But that is worth a whole new post! (noted.)
So, bottom line of all this?
Shaking off a sedentary lifestyle might well be one of the best things that ever happened to you, at a—in truth—relatively low cost.