We hear it all the time. The excuses. Sound like something you’ve said? This is a frequent conversation I have almost weekly with any number of people.

  • I want to train but I just don’t have the time
  • I work all day
  • I have kids
  • There’s not enough hours in the day

and the violin plays on…

Let’s clear this up with a simple truth:

You are either not committed enough or your time management skills needs serious work

I was catching up on some reading and found some old notes from my Gym Jones training. It was about time not being an excuse. Rob MacDonald, the facilities Director, gave us a lecture in time management. It was an in your face, go ahead and throw me your BS, because I’ll show you how your throwing time away discussion. For your reading pleasure he talks about it here: make-the-most-of-your-time.

Basically it breaks down like this:

24 hours in a day & 7 days in a week = 168 total hours.

Let’s assume that you work 70 hours per week, which is 14 hours a day, Monday to Friday.

8 hours of sleep = 56 hours of sleep in a week.

So far, 126 total hours used out of a possible 168.

42 hours left in your week. What do you do with the extra time?

  • Commute time? 2 hours per day = 10 hours per week
  • Family time? 20 hours per week
  • Grocery shopping? 3 hours per week

So far that’s 159 hours. That leaves you with 9 hours.

Are you getting the picture yet?

Most of you don’t work 70 hours per week. You live in and around Gainesville and your commute probably doesn’t take 2 hours unless you travel for a living. Most of you don’t sleep 8 hours every night. Most of you don’t spend 20 hours of “quality” time with your family.

So the question has to be explored. What do you spend your actual time doing?

I’m sure you can cite many examples being a college town but I’m not speaking to the college student populous. Yes I read for hours each week and yes I’m still enrolled in school. So where does that leave you? Are you starting to wonder where you actually spend your time?

Be proactive in making your time count. Your time is the most valuable commodity you have. It’s more important than anything else because without it, there is nothing else. Make the time to take care of yourself a few hours a week. Come join us at the Wolf Den and make a difference in your health so that you can deposit more time in your bank for the long run. If you don’t find time to make time, then time will change the course of your life.


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