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The Time Excuse Myth

Exercising With A Lack Of Time

Today is the day we discuss a major barrier to health: not having enough time to exercise.

You might hear it all the time or even say it yourself; we’ve all been there.

It is one of the biggest reasons people cite for not being able to exercise, and therefore never reaching their maximum health potential.

My goal in this article is to go over a few simple, but key factors that can help you get to the bottom of this issue and master your time.

If you constantly find yourself saying that you don’t have enough time to exercise: you owe it to yourself to read this article.

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Success Through Accountability

How To Stick To Your Workout Plan

When starting a new workout plan, things usually begin great and in high spirits, but then fall off and become tedious over time.

You start skipping days and dreading the next workout.

Soon you might find yourself abandoning your plan and opting instead for your previous routine: not exercising.

But, you know that if you can stick to your plan, all the hard work and effort will go directly into achieving your goals.

You will start feeling more alive, energetic, healthy, happy, and plain old good.

Even with such amazing, life-changing benefits, exercising can still feel like pulling teeth.

Today is your day to stop pulling teeth.

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Convenience Is King

Eating Healthy Without Sacrificing Convenience

The Norm

After a long day of work and dealing with constant stress, why do we end up going to a drive through to get burgers for dinner instead of going home to eat a well-deserved healthy meal?

The burger might make you feel horrible the next day, or even upset your stomach the same day, whereas the healthy meal will refuel your body and make you feel awesome.

Even the time it takes to get to the drive through, order, wait in line, then finally drive back home to eat can delay eating more than just going straight home, preparing food, and eating.

It can also be more expensive than eating healthy.

If so, then why do we instinctively go for the burger?

Because convenience is king.

If food isn’t ready to eat, with minimal effort, when hunger strikes, most people opt for buying ready-made food, no matter the quality.

If that sounds like you, don’t sweat it, it can happen to anyone.

But good news for you: it’s not your fault.

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Perfection Kills Progress

Building Success Into Every Step

The Plan

The majority of the time someone shares their health related New Year’s Resolution, or any other plan for a lifestyle change, with me, it involves a few of these:

  • Exercise between 3 to 5 days per week
  • Complete at least 3 workouts of resistance (weight) training and 2 of cardio per week
  • Wake up early to exercise before work or exercise after work
  • Cook all meals at home and pack meals for work
  • No more eating out(…ever)
  • Throw away all unhealthy food at home

It can even get pretty thorough with a set exercise routine like a 3 day split, predetermined cardio (run 2 miles, bike 4 miles), fixed calories and grams of macronutrients per day (X grams of fat, Y grams of protein, Z grams of carbohydrates), etc.

Sometimes, the plan is extremely detailed and thought out that it can scientifically get them to where they want to go.

So, kudos for having an awesome plan!

The Failure

Unfortunately, you might have already tried something similar to the above plan, with no success.

You might have heard of binge or yo-yo dieting, gaining back the weight you lost and then some, or even following a 30-day challenge only to revert back to your previous lifestyle on day 31.

Having a great plan isn’t the problem, but it isn’t the solution either.

Aiming for perfection from day 1 dooms around 90% of people within a short period of time.

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Why You Should Read This Blog

This is not just another health and fitness blog.

If you lead an endlessly busy lifestyle and are looking for quick to read, easy to understand, and immediately actionable information, welcome to the team.

The Problem

If health increased as access to information increased, this blog wouldn’t need to exist.

The problem is not a lack of information. Or lack of motivation by people like you who are trying their best to balance out health with their busy schedules.

The problem is a lack of the right kind of information by the right people.

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Our Story

We all have our own journeys throughout life.

From a B.S. in Computer Engineering and declining health, the effects of a busy lifestyle, and too many lessons learned: read about my story and what motivated me to start this website.

More importantly, read about all the things you and I have in common, and how we can learn from our experiences to become healthier, and happier.

This isn’t just another fitness website to dish out random advice or tips and tricks; this is a website dedicated to helping you build a healthier lifestyle, one step at a time, with the least amount of effort possible.

We all have too much stress in our lives, so it’s time for you to start on the path of stress-free health…

…after all, it’s the last path you’ll ever need.

Read our story and join the team.

To Health and Happiness,

Ankur