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You and I both share the same dilemma everyday when it comes to prioritizing what we need to get done...
You have 60 minutes per hour and 24 hours in a day to spend it which ever way you choose. Some people sleep the day away while others may put in 14 hour work days.
Most of us probably fall somewhere in the middle: Working about 10 hours a day with commute time and spending about 8 hours in bed (wishful thinking).
That leaves you with 6 full hours of off-time to spend with your family, friends, or enjoying one of your favorite pastimes.
The problems lie in what these pastimes consist of...
Like most people you are probably exhausted when you get home from work and are looking forward to just crashing on the couch and maybe grabbing a quick snack before dinner. On occasion there's no problem with that, but in general this type of a routine can quickly lead to packing on the pounds and to poor health. After time it also has a cumulative effect where you find yourself in a "rut" and unable or unwilling to break the cycle.
But what if you were to dedicate just a few of those minutes each day to your health?
How about taking just 30 of those 1,440 minutes and exercising? After your commitments you would still have an additional 5 or more hours to yourself.
I know... you're tired, you're hungry and you need an energy boost by the time you get out of work and the last thing on your mind is "hitting the gym."
Here's the ironic part about working out. When you first begin to exercise you may be tired and run-down, but by the end of your session you will feel and look re-energized. You will also be less apt to snack on unhealthy foods after your workout since you won't want to jeopardize all the hard work you just put forth. Your mental clarity and mood will have also improved and you will find that you are consciously and subconsciously making more positive and healthy choices in your life.
For more information on my 12-week workout, nutrition and weight loss system go to: www.Lose5in7.com
Committed to your success,
Stephen Cabral, CSCS, CPT, NS
Author of Fatlossity, Lose5in7 Weight loss System
Health Consultant for MTV, NutritionData, Diet.com, Gather, Edge
Stephen Cabral is the author of Fatlossity as well as founder and director of FitLife by StephenCabral.com. The Diet.com video contributor has been an active member of the fitness and personal training community for over 10 years. His passion has led him all over the country in pursuit of continuing to further his education, certifications, and health & fitness philosophies.