Making health a priority.

Nothing is more important than your health. Absolutely nothing. If you don’t care for yourself, how are you going to effectively care for the ones that you love?

How often have you planned to exercise and something else has ‘come up’? You’ve agreed to stay a few hours after work again? That washing needed doing and tea needed cooking? It may not seem like such a big deal, but over the months and years of ‘missing’ those workouts, it certainly adds up.

Clients have explained the guilt of spending time on themselves or being away from their families when they visit the gym regularly. Guilt is the last thing you should be feeling. Set an example for your family on how to live a healthy life.

We hear it all the time: “As a personal trainer, it’s easy for you to stay fit”. We may spend more time in the gym than most, but this certainly isn’t the case! Our schedules are manic. Add this to very early starts and late nights with clients, sometimes ‘missing’ that workout can feel like an attractive proposal.

So how do we make health a priority?

  • Book it into your diary. Write down when you are going to be spending time on yourself and stick to it.

  • Say ‘no’ more often. If requests from others are going to be cutting into ‘you’ time, don’t feel guilty for saying ‘no’. People will respect you much more for it.

  • Make the most of the time you have. OK, so you don’t have time for that 60-minute body pump class? So do something that takes less time. Set up a little exercise circuit you can complete at home. Go for a 30-minute jog. It may not be the workout you had planned, but something is better than nothing at all.

April is almost upon us. Isn’t it about time that you started making your health a priority? After all, nothing is more important.