Procrastination Isn’t Always Because I’m Lazy

I’m not a lazy person, neither am I undisciplined. I’m just too busy. That’s the truth. My job as a strength and weight loss coach here in Mississauga, Ontario Canada is a busy one. I train clients, 40+ hours per week. I write each and every one a customized workout program that changes every 3 weeks to 1 month. I write many a customized weight loss plan that I often have to tweak and change.
I’m also writing a book (a project which is stalled), taking 2 certifications (also stalled), and have to keep up on all the icky paperwork associated with running a business, as well as Marketing myself and all the other stuff I really don’t like to do. I only take one day off per week, and sadly I often have to do some work on that day too (I know, I know, work-life balance Mike…need to pay better attention to it!).
My point is that I am not getting to a couple of projects I’d like to not because I’m lazy. I’m not. I’m just too damned busy. True story.
So, what do I do? Are you in the same boat? I think we have to be really honest with ourselves and ask what we need to change to be able to get done the things we need to get done.


What Needs to Change?

Well, first off, I don’t plan my days out as well as I used to. I used to use a productivity planner on a daily basis, planning out my next day the night before. I need to get back to that, because I know that when I do that, I get done what I need to do.
Second, I have to start taking more meditation and quiet time. I am always more productive when I do that.
Third, I have missed 2 workouts this past week. Mainly because I was a bit sick, but the truth is I still could have gone to the gym. Instead I let work get in the way. I can’t do that any more.
Fourth – and this is important – I have to make these things a priority. They go in my calendar, and they stay there, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it. They stay, and they get done.

Fifth – and this is the MOST important of all – I measure my progress. “What gets measured gets done” is a true statement. I need to start tracking my success rate at completing what I say I will. I used to do that, and it worked wonders. I need to get back to that.


Life is Short

I have many things I want to accomplish before my time here is done. Perhaps you do to. This blog isn’t for the lazy or undisciplined person who just doesn’t get to what they need to do because they don’t want to. This is for the person who is frustrated that there isn’t more hours in the day to accomplish what they want to accomplish.
I’m going to re-iterate what both you and I need to do:

1. We need to plan our week ahead of time, then plan each day the night before, start-to-finish.
2. We need quiet time to ourselves to contemplate and re-charge our batteries.
3. We need regular physical exercise, and we need to make it a priority.
4. We need to measure how well we accomplish these goals each day, and each week.

“If you don’t set a target, you’ll hit it every time.” A vice-president I used to work for used to say that all the time, and as crazy as it made me to hear it, he was right.


Weight Loss Is About Setting Goals, and Tracking Progress

Perhaps you’ve decided that you’re not able to get to your weight loss project simply because there’s no time. Well now you have a program you can follow in order to be able to carve out the time you need.  
I’m going to recommend that you start including disciplines in your weekly and daily plans such as shopping, food preparation, and even meals. Yes, put the times that you plan on eating in your calendar. Make it a priority, so that you get it done.
Nothing happens until something happens. You’ll need to make this a priority in your busy schedule in order to ensure that you get the food you need in order to be able to achieve your weight loss goals.
If you don’t know how to do that, that’s where I come in. You can call me at 647-677-6025, or e-mail me at mike@fitin20.ca. I have an absolutely-free publication I can send you that contains a food plan, a recipe book and a meal preparation guide. It’s designed to make meal prep a snap. I teach you how to use your time wisely so that you can spend as little time as is necessary in the kitchen.
I can also help you beyond that. My 10-week weight loss course teaches you all that you need to know in order to be able to make permanent change to your eating habits in order to achiever – and maintain – the weight you want.
Consultations with me are free, and could change your life! You’ve got nothing to lose except the weight. Give me a call today!