Fitness, Is It A Priority?

All of us feel that there isn’t enough time to do things that we would like.  Time is a precious commodity, and we may also feel that we spend too much of it on things we don’t really like.  That being said, I believe that people spend their time exactly how they wish, even if it doesn’t feel that way.  How our time is spent is dependent on our priorities, and we will find time for the things that are important to us.

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Each thing you do during the day can be traced back to a priority.  Waking up at 6am to go to work? That’s prioritizing earning money, which provides for you and your family.  Taking your kid to a dentist appointment is making their health (and your love for them) a priority.  Though we may not enjoy the actual event with which we are spending our time, the priority behind it is why this event is chosen over other (possibly more desirable) things.

You may see where I am going with this.  I believe that the amount of time spent on fitness depends on how high of a priority it is.  I do not believe that someone “does not have time” to train, just as I don’t believe that they “do not have time” to set the world record in Pogo Stick hops.  When fitness is a priority in a person’s mind, they will find the time for it.  If they can do this consistently they will improve and reap the benefits of training.

Don’t ask yourself if you have time to train, rather ask how important is training to you.  That will ultimately dictate the time you have for it.  And here is the “secret” tip for those looking to make fitness a priority…..make it fun.  There are a variety of ways to become “fit”.  Muscular strength and size, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility,  and power are just some of the qualities you can train towards to improve your fitness.  When you find a quality and method you enjoy training for, success is likely to follow.