Kids can be time consuming. I know. I have a three year old and another on the way. Sometimes I wonder if I had half of my daughters energy what I could do. We live crazy hectic lives, and kids make it even crazier. But that shouldn’t keep us from getting to the gym.
The number one excuse people use is that they don’t have time. And yet those who make that claim have time to watch every episode of game of thrones or the walking dead. It’s not a matter of not having time, it’s a matter of not wanting to use your time for that.
It’s not easy I know. I work full time, at a very active job and often in the heat. When I get home most days I don’t feel like going to the gym, Add in being married, having a child, having a part time job as well, getting my personal training certification, and well you get the idea. Life is crazy.
But you know what? It’s okay. Life will probably always be crazy. It’s not going to be better, next week, or next month, because something else to steal your time will come up.
It’s crucial to make time for your workouts, and even more so when you have kids. Why is that? Because kids model their behavior after yours. They need examples of what it looks like to eat healthy, of what it looks like to have discipline to go to the gym, make time for it, work hard to be healthy.
I want my kids to know be healthy and happy in life, eating good and being fit is their best bet for the health part. And I want to be around to see their kids, and their grandkids, so I have to do all I can to stay healthy.
So don’t use kids or anything else as an excuse of why you can’t. Instead use it as motivation to get to the gym.
You’ve got this.