The Real Reason You Aren’t Getting Fit and Healthy

Stop waiting for "the right time"


Are you constantly struggling to get healthy, exercise, eat better, etc? Do you feel like you just don’t have the time to focus on yourself and your health? You’re not alone.

And you’re not alone in one of the biggest reasons WHY you are struggling. Ready for this #truthbomb?

You’re waiting for the perfect moment to start.

Reality vs. Fantasy

I’ve come to realize that one of the most important factors for success, especially for your health, is this: Living in your REALITY, not your fantasy.

How often do you have thoughts like these?

“I’m just in a busy period, things will slow down soon”
“I don’t have time to exercise/eat healthy right now, but in a few weeks I know things will settle and I’ll have more time to focus on that”
“Next week/month I’ll have more time”

Here’s the truth –> that “less busy” period will never come.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but “busy” will always be a part of life, short of removing job, children, and extracurricular activities from your life.

So what do I mean by living in your reality?

I mean, acknowledge that your current situation and state of “busy-ness” is not going to change anytime soon and therefore you need to schedule around your current obligations/life activities and not delay getting healthy because of your hope that “things will slow down soon”.

I truly believe the sooner you acknowledge this, the sooner you can start making real progress.

By accepting this fact, you can schedule time for food prep and exercise to fit within your current obligations. This may involve waking up a little bit earlier to get in a workout at home or devoting a few hours on the weekend to food prep so you have healthy meals for the week.

Adjusting Priorities

Furthermore, by acknowledging/living in your reality, you may realize the need to review your priorities.

Another truth is this: You make time for your priorities.

Do a priorities check –> what do you spend time doing? Perhaps pick a day and write down everything you do and how long you spend on it. You might be surprised at what’s taking up your time. (I know for me it’s social media and I really need to watch how much time I spend there…so easy to get sucked in).

By making some small adjustments (removing the unnecessary time-suck things), I’m positive you’ll be able to make time to be more healthy.

Here’s something to consider: 15 minutes of exercise is only 1.5% of your day when you are awake (assuming you wake up at 6am and go to bed at 11pm).

It can be a hard realization that your current situation is your reality, but I know you’ll be able to make progress in multiple areas of your life when you do.

Lydia Di Francesco, Personal Trainer



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Lydia Di Francesco is the Founder of Fit & Healthy 365 and Creator of the 15 Minute Workout Club, an online workout membership site. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Lydia educates clients and the public that healthy living doesn’t need to be complicated. She promotes simple, fun, exercise, self-care, and creating a healthy mindset with a long-term approach to wellness.

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