I saw this on the wall of a gym one time:
You can either have results or excuses. But you can't have both.
How true is that statement?
Time. Lets talk about time.
There are 168 hours in a week. Now lets take out hours for work (40), commute (10) and sleep (56...if you are a lucky one that gets 8 hours a night). That leaves 62 hours. Now lets take out about 10 hours weekly for daily tasks like laundry, dishes, grocery store runs. That leave 52 hours. Then theres time you need to get ready (aka showers, poop breaks, etc...). That leaves around 41 hours.
Now if you have kids, Im sure you have after school activities a few times a week and you want to incorporate some family time in there. So lets go ahead and take out a few hours for those folks just to be fair. That leaves about 30 hours.
30 hours a week. Around 4.2 hours a day to do whatever it is that you want to do. So how do you spend it? What are your priorities?
Here is what separates those who want to make excuses or who want results.
Ill use myself as an example.
This is me. I was 28 years old. I didn't have to work, I didn't have to commute and the only responsibility I had was to take care of a baby.
This is me. I am 33 years old. I work a full time job, Im trying to grow a business, I have a 6 year old and a 5 month old. (sorry not sorry for holding my boobs)
So whats the difference between these two?
Goals * Passion * Desire
"If you say you don't have time, you're really saying you don't have the desire."
Before, I had all the time and energy in the world to meal prep and workout when I was 28. I didn't have anything holding me back. But I didn't have the desire to make a change.
Now, I have less time and energy than ever before. My hours to do what I want for myself during the week is less and less.
But I make time.
It takes me 3 hours one day a week to meal prep for all 4 of us.
I train 16 hours a week between weight training and cardio (working to drop a weight class for my meet at the end of May)
So with my 30 hours a week left over, I spend 19 working hard towards my nutrition and training goals.
That leaves me with 11 hours left over.
Now, Im not bragging. Im not special. What I am is committed to make the change that I set out for. And that is what sets these two apart. If you want to make a real change in your life, you have to committed. You have to have the desire.
So which person are you? Me at 28 making excuses? Or me at 33 making results?