One of the biggest barriers that I have witnessed to achieve the great health and lean body many desire is poor time management. I hear on a regular basis, “I don’t have time because I work 50 hours a week and have a family. But there are others that can achieve the health goals and lean body you desire with the same barriers. What is the difference? They have made their health and fitness a priority in their lives and manage the time they have free accordingly. Many gyms have daycares, you can exercise with the family, teach them good health and nutrition practices etc. Watching television, playing on social network sites for hours and other “time wasting” activities will not get you to the healthy and lean body that is your goal. And even more important, your family will have a healthier, stronger, and happier person to love. Please manage your time to include exercise and good nutrition. Your life and family will be better for it.
Exercise: In the space below, please list how many hours per week that you spend with the following activities: As always, please communicate clearly and honestly.
Activity Time Spent
Preparing for work (shower/hair/makeup etc.)
Commute to work:
Recreation with family:
Recreation with friends:
Total Hours Spent:
There are 168 hours per week (24 hours x 7 days). Subtract your total above from 168. How much time per week do you use on the activities you listed? ________ Are there areas that could be used more efficiently to assist you in your goal of a healthier and lean body?
Exercise: In the space below, please list 5 ways you could spend your time more efficiently to assist you in your goal of a healthier and lean body.
Are you engaging in any unhealthy time management practices? Examples could include working too much, spending too much time in the bar, watching too much television etc. Please list them below.
I hope this helps you to manage your time in a way that includes exercise, meal prep, and study. The person who learns to manage their time in a productive manner for their health is the one who will see the most benefit (obviously). There is no more important thing to our lives, overall happiness, and outlook than our health. Spend your time wisely for your own good benefit. BE YOUR OWN MIRACLE!