28 Feb, 2022

You're Not Too Busy

Excite Health and Fitness

I’m going to be blunt. It’s the last day of the month, and it’s the day when I sometimes get an email from a client who’s looking to “take a break.” … i.e. … they’re looking for an excuse to give up.

I want to talk about some of the reasons people give when they decide they need to “take a break” and give you some advice for how you can avoid being this person.

Because, let’s be honest…when you say you’re taking a break from something, are you really intending to go back to it?

Or are you just looking to make yourself feel better by using a euphemism for quitting?

Nobody likes to be called a quitter. “Taking a break” sounds so much better.

I’d say 9 times out of 10, the excuse I get when someone says they need to pause or cancel their membership is, “I don’t have time.”

And that’s just rubbish.

We all have time. You’ve just decided that something else is more important than taking care of your health.

Now, I’m not naive. I realise our schedules ebb and flow with the seasons and certain times are busier than others.

But we shouldn’t just stop taking care of ourselves every time things get a little busy..

If we hit a rough patch where training in-person a few days a week is a stretch, making the adjustment to one in-person workout plus a couple of virtual workouts is a great option.

Using the time to focus on nutrition, drinking more water, or getting more sleep would be helpful, too.

But “taking a break” … which is just a nice way of saying you’re quitting?

I’m sorry, that’s not what successful people do.

We all choose how we spend our time. Choose wisely.

Yours in health and fitness,


Planning Mindset

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