If I had a nickel for every time I heard the excuse, “I don’t have the time for the gym,” I’d be a rich man. It makes me laugh, because time is normally something most people have plenty of. For a lot of these people, budgeting one’s time wisely is the hard part. What these people need to realize is that time is an invention. When you want something bad enough, you will find a way to make the time for it.
I, myself, am guilty of having fallen into this rut before. There was a time when I used to use the same excuse. Looking back on it, I see plenty of time to workout if I just had really taken the time to plan it out.
Now I manage 2 companies and am a competitive Powerlifter. I spend on average about 8 hours a week training. In a week you have 168 hours. Then you can deduct 56 hours for sleep (8 hours per night) & most peoples 40 hour work week, you still have 72 hours left. When you see it that way you can easily see the potential to train. I typically workout 4 days per week and still have plenty of time to schedule vacations, concerts, family events and more.
I would say that I am more productive now, partially because of my better budgeting and mostly I would say because of the dedication and commitment I have learned from my training. Every time I get under the bar, I am ready to give everything I have. When I am done with lift, I feel amazing knowing I set my goal to go all out and conquered with my effort and commitment.
About John: John Delapaz is a strength trainer and Austin Simply Fit and manages the South Lamar location. John’s training method is all about positive, high energy. He competes as a powerlifter and holds a state record for bench press. Click here to read more about John.