“You think you’re busy now…well, wait until you have a baby (graduate from college, start working full-time, get married, etc, etc, you fill in the blank). Then you’ll ‘really’ be busy.”
You’ve heard it said … by people who are convinced that they are the only ones that truly know what “busy” feels like. Maybe it’s a mom who is busy changing diapers or chasing a toddler around the house all day. “You will be ‘really’ busy once you have a child.” I have heard this line more times that I can count in the past 9 months. Yeah, I can argue that most people don’t know what it’s like to work a full-time 40 hour per week job, train clients for 12+ hours per week on top of that, do event planning for 10 hours per week on top of that, serve as a youth leader at church, maintain an active social life, and still fit in two personal workouts per day…but people don’t want to hear that. They want to think that they are the busiest person who walks on the earth and they are the only one with a “really great excuse” not to exercise or take the time to eat well.
In fact, busyness is usually the number one excuse that I hear from my clients during their orientation session. My answer – it’s not a matter of busyness – it’s an issue of priorities. Women who use a packed schedule as a reason to skip workouts or pop a hot pocket into the microwave are only doing themselves and their families a disservice. A fit mom is a happy mom. Don’t your kids, parents, spouses, co-workers, etc, deserve a healthy and happy woman?
Here’s the deal – there is always someone who is much busier than you – running or working out….right now. Yeah, that’s right – busier than even you – gasp, is that possible? The more you prioritize your health, the more energy you will have to spend time with the people in your life who you care about. Not only that, exercise produces endorphins in your brain that will improve your attitude overall! And not to mention the countless benefits of taking the time to cook a healthy meal for yourself or pack some healthy snacks for the office!
So, stop using your schedule and responsibilities to slack off. You know you should be doing to stay healthy – so get out and do it! 🙂 Best wishes!
P.S. Here is another article on the benefits of exercise during pregnancy: Top 10 Benefits of Pregnancy Exercise. It’s a pretty basic article, but some good reminders 🙂