Yesterday I came across a note…
I can’t find the time to exercise.
It’s really busy around here lately and for the past week I’ve had a little congestion that seems to be sticking around.
I have presents to wrap and cookies to bake. It’s Christmas time- that’s what I should be focusing on anyway, right?
I just can’t find the time.
Laundry is piling up and there are emails to get to during nap time.
When the day is done, I’m tired. My energy is drained.
I’m sorry self, but I just can’t find the time.
I know what she wanted. She’s been here before. She wanted a big hug and a sympathetic look. She wanted me to tell her that it’s ok, that everyone hits this point this time of year. She wanted me to tell her to not worry about it, that she could just relax and get moving again when January comes around. So I wrote back…
You’re right. It’s impossible to find time… which is why you have to make it.
You don’t find time to do things that are important to you, you make time.
Exercise keeps your immune systems fighting strong, it gives you energy and it makes your feel accomplished. Just do it.
Exercise will help clear your cluttered mind of stress and make the holidays a happier time. Just do it.
Exercise will make you feel better when you don your gay apparel… or that red Christmas dress.
Oh, and I’m pretty sure that if you have time to keep up-to-date on the latest episode of Nashville, that you have time to exercise.
Let’s stop whining now, ok?
3.1 miles ran in 35 minutes.
After glow realized.
Don’t wait until January.
Have a little heart to heart.
Make the time.
Just Do It.