Like the great Rolling Stones sing (and sometimes yourself in the shower) “Time is on my side, yes it is.” For most of us that is not true, but it should be. In this rat race of life, we feel there is not enough time on our side at all. I know for myself it is hard to find time for this great thing we call fitness. In a normal day I get up at 4:30am only to work 10+ hours a day, do house work, pick up the kids, grocery shop, spend time with my girlfriend, CrossFit, walk my two dogs and much, much more! Somehow, fitness is a necessity in that busy day and I choose to get time on my side.

The good news is that real time is mental. It exists between your ears — you create it! Anything you create, you can manage. Wow, what a concept to manage our own time. It’s crucial to remove any self-sabotage or self-limitation you have around “not having enough time” or today not being “the right time” to start. We have all done that “oh it’s Wednesday and Monday is a better time to start, so I will start on Monday.” We chose to waste 120 hours that could have been spent reaching your goals.

I would challenge each and every one of you to take a journal and write down what you do with your time, your feelings on how you spent your time and better ways you think you could have spent your time. It may help you cut out time you wasted or let you see that the 1 hour of Crossfit you did relieved your stress from the day…Healthier and Happier, YAY!

Remember that we cannot get everything done that we want done so choose wisely. The list of “Things to Do” will always be there and there are things that HAVE to be done throughout the day. We have 1440 minutes in a day, so spend that time attaining your goals. Some of the best advice that I got when I was young was, “some things you need and some things you want.” Make a conscious decision that you need it and you’ll find ways to fit fitness in your life.

Time can never be turned back… Make your seconds count. 3… 2… 1… go!

~Coach Runko~