The word ‘lazy’ is often misused and misrepresented…………
There’s a huge misbelief that if somebody doesn’t train, or has stopped training it’s because they are simply ‘lazy’.
I don’t know about you, but when I think of the word lazy, I’m imagining someone who does nothing…….. I’m talking just sits around doing nothing,…..laid on the sofa, all day everyday, basically somebody who lives like everyday is a hangover day…..
I don’t happen to know ANYONE who fits into this category………..
…….…I’m sure there are people like this out there, I’m just saying I don’t know anyone & haven’t dealt with anyone who does literally NOTHING ALL DAY.
In my experience, a huge reason/rational that people give for not going to the gym or not sticking to a routine is a perceived lack of time.
I have trained & have helped some very, very busy people over the year & as I’ve said before, age often presents more responsibility, which again eats away at your precious time….if you let it.
If we consider the following aspects of daily adult life:
>cutting the grass
>being a taxi service to the kids
>getting the kids ready for school
>dealing with moody teenagers
…….all of these commitments add up to provide a quick snapshot of the average adult lifestyle….
Anything but lazy, am I right?!
Due to all of these commitments, your physique and health may suffer/decline………if you let it.
However, this isn’t down to plain old laziness, but often an inability to put yourself first.
Feelings of guilt, coupled with thoughts of ‘I should really be doing something else’ are often reasons why people quit or don’t even get started…..
Putting yourself first is tough, I get it……….
The thing is that it’s often a case of breaking the cycle…
All of the things listed above that stop you from training are all exactly the things that you can handle better from training!
Referring to yourself as lazy or, worse still, being labelled lazy by others & society only compounds the feelings of self doubt and adds pressure to a potentially already pressured lifestyle…it’s a very negative downward spiral…..
If you feel you can relate to what I’m talking about, please believe me when I say you are not lazy & you are not useless or worthless…….you are anything but & the fact that you give so much to so many other areas of your life should be proof enough for you……..
What you do need to do is establish a totally realistic & enjoyable routine, that you CAN stick to, one that allows flexibility, that gives you a ‘plan b’ option and that keeps you inspired & motivated.
I would also add that all this is far easier with the right support from the right people around you. This will help you find your ‘me time’.
Think about what you CAN do, forget what you DID do, or what you USED to do, focus on the now, organise your time, schedule it in like you no doubt do with all other aspects of your life, and stop beating yourself up!
As ever, give me a shout if I can help you out.
That’s all for today, until the next time,
Tristan ‘lazy?’ Buttle.