Someday. This is a word many people use when contemplating life goals, especially when it comes to health and fitness. "Someday I will get to the gym." "Someday I will hire a personal trainer." "Someday I will start eating healthier." Unfortunately for many people, someday never comes. This is the one area of life that is so easy for people to place on the back burner. They get so busy and caught up in the demands of day-to-day life that they convince themselves they have no time to invest in the their health. Interestingly, they always seem to find time to do other important things such as changing the oil in their vehicles or checking their bank statement. Shouldn't your health and well-being be just as important? The answer is obviously “yes” but many people don't see it that way. This is especially true for younger people who are in good health and are convinced they will live forever. It is not until their body begins to fail them that they realize how vital it is to maintain your health.
Even as a personal trainer, I often find it challenging to fit my workouts into my daily schedule. Nobody said it was easy. Nothing worthwhile in life comes easy. However, the payoff is well worth the time and effort. Most people could find 20 minutes in a day to workout most days of the week but they choose not to. They easily fall into the vicious cycle of "someday". Their health gets placed on hold until one day they realize time has passed them by and they are beginning to develop (or have already developed) life-threatening illnesses. The real tragedy here is how easily such a scenario can be avoided.
The good news is that it is never too late to begin an exercise program. Many people who have lived a sedentary lifestyle most of their lives believe they are too far gone to make any difference. This couldn't be further from the truth. The human body has a keen ability to adapt and people who finally make the decision to get moving and adopt a workout routine will be amazed at how well their bodies will adapt and transform. Isn't it worth your time to look and feel better?
"Someday" is here. Get up and get moving! This can be something as simple as doing a few push-ups, cleaning the house or mowing the lawn. Don't let another day pass by without making this commitment to yourself. Your body will thank you for it.
Until next time, work hard, stay motivated and be safe!
Certified Personal Trainer
The American Council on Exercise