I’m a personal trainer and a counselor, I workout because it is fun and I really enjoy pushing myself. When it’s not -25 here in Chicago I like getting in a morning run but in the winter I opt for some early morning Yoga to get things going. Later in the day I block off a couple of hours for a gym workout.
Often, when I talk to my friends about my lifestyle they point out that they would workout like this if it was their job too. Well, it is your job. In fact you are the CEO of your healthy lifestyle.
I spend 30 minutes in the AM and a couple of hours in the afternoon that includes my commute to the gym and a stop a Whole Foods after. If you break down my actual gym time I work out for just a little over an hour. The thing is, I make the time, I get up early, I schedule my clients around this break in the day. I prioritize my health.
It is Monday, you have the whole week ahead of you, schedule the time you are going to dedicate to yourself today. You are the boss of this life.
I have so been neglecting this blog but I do have a good reason. I lost my job right before Thanksgiving, not exactly and ideal situation to be in right before the holidays and my motivation was totally in the dumps. I did the whole feeling bad for myself bit for several weeks, drank a little more then I should, cut off friends and family. After going through the motions for most of November and a lot of December I realized I expected better of myself.
This wasn’t living, this wasn’t the way that I do things and when one ride ends you just get in line for another.
So, I started a business, I got my first client last week and have a meeting with a second this week. The thing is, being self-employeed has always been the dream and working for others doesn’t honor my vision. If there is anything that life has taught me it is that it will correct itself, often in very painful ways, if you aren’t living the way you were intended to.
As we start this year I encourage you to take inventory and consider if you are being true to the life you want to live and the person you want to be. What needs to happen in order for you to stop going around in circles and start moving things forward? While it is great to be alive it is better when you start living.
Check out this post from The Art of Manliness: How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
I wish you the best in 2014 and please contact me if you are interested in fitness and lifestyle coaching.