When you set out to accomplish any athletic goal the key is time management. Life is all about making tough choices every day and you need to have a serious conversation with yourself about how much you are willing to make the choices required to be healthy.
If your objective is to improve your physique by increasing muscle mass or improving your mile time there really is no unique, earth-shattering new information that you need to spend hours searching the internet or your public library to find.
Just learning the principles of time management will provide you with all you need to know about setting goals and accomplishing them. To get started ask yourself if you are guilty of saying the following below:
• I can’t find time to exercise today
• Eating healthy takes too long I’m just going to go through the drive thru
• There’s no time to sleep for a full eight hours
• There isn’t enough time to do cardio during my workout today
If you want to gain lean muscle, improve running times or achieve any other athletic feat it will come from keeping focused on your goal which is a concept that can carry over to every aspect of your life. There is a very simple fact of life which will tell you that if you don’t set up what it is you want to achieve, you won’t achieve it.
However it all needs a bit of reality thrown in as well because if you have targeted a goal but don’t put any parameters or make a specific plan, then your chances of achieving it are slim to none. For example if your objective is to gain muscle you should set your goal by a specific amount like you want to gain 20 lbs. of muscle. Then set up a plan for your caloric intake and workout schedule necessary to make it happen.
When you make excuses about not having “enough time” what you are really saying is you would rather be doing something else, maybe you’re hanging out with your friends or catching up on social media, it’s all about choices.
If your excuse is you don’t have time to get enough sleep at night to achieve your athletic goals. What you are really saying is you rather watch tv or get in some extra work than getting the sleep your body needs. The point is that if your goal is to gain that muscle you need to make time for all of the factors necessary to make it happen. We all have 24 hours every day and 7 days a week. We all have priorities and obligations but it is ultimately up to you to decide what you do with your time.