So let's think about this. What are you doing right now? How long have you been on the computer for? Hmm?
I know, it isn't as simple as that. Working out gets you sweaty and smelly, and you have to go to work after, or visit some friends, or you JUST haven't got the time!!! So, realistically how much time do you need a week?
If you want to see quick results, a minimum of five hours.
That's 5 hours out the 168 that you have in a week. Over seven days, that is less than an hour a day.
I am going to give you a scenario with someone called Jim.
Jim works from 9am to 5pm on week days.
His work is ten miles away. It takes him twenty minutes to drive to work. He leaves the house at 8:30am just to be sure.
Jim always has an hour lunch break.
He usually gets home at about 5:40pm (by the time he stops at the petrol station for a quick snack on the way back).
Jim has two boys, one is four years old and the other is ten years old. His wife looks forward to him coming home so she can have a break from the kids.
The kids go to bed at 7pm. They usually have supper at 6:30pm. On Friday nights Jim goes down the pub with his mates. He usually comes back after 11pm.
At the weekend, Jim's wife usually keeps him busy with jobs that need doing around the home, by Saturday afternoon he slumps on the sofa and watches the TV. Then he takes his oldest son on Sunday mornings to football training, whilst he waits in the car until he finishes. More often then not, they stop at the drive through at McDonalds and pick up a quick snack of large fries, a big Mac and a shake, and sometimes a little desert, just to fill in that gap before tea.
Sunday evening usually involves a DVD and a few drinks relaxing on the sofa.
Quick quiz: Does Jim have any time to exercise?
The above is very simplified, and you may find it patronising, for example you may work more hours, take longer to drive home, have five kids not two etc. But if you have just identified time for Jim to exercise, and perhaps some sacrafices he could make ( we all spotted his trip to McDonalds), we can start to look for time in our lives too that can be juggled around.
Try writing your typical week out. If you can't spot where you can fit time to exercise in, I bet one of your friends could ...
If this still fails, call me or email your week's agenda to me. I am the Queen of finding time to train. Just to prove it, in the following blogs, I am going to reveal my training to you.
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