• Erik Delarosa

Is life getting in the way of you reaching your health and fitness goals?

I don’t know about you but exercising and living a healthy lifestyle is constantly at the top of my priority list. I feel restored overall. I have more energy, I feel better about myself, I am more confident and I work harder because I am more productive and think clearer so I work smarter. This helps me as an entrepreneur because I am on top of my game and my goals are being met and new goals are being added to the list so my business can grow. I feel in general, people that do get up in the morning at the crack of dawn, are more structured in their overall life as a whole. No one that is lazy is going to commit to waking up every morning and start their day early with a workout. Waking up early and sustaining a lifestyle isn’t easy at first. In my experience it does get easier but it’s because you get better and more accustomed to it the longer you stick with it. My average day consists of working from a to do list, dealing with clients, managing a team, managing a food business, meeting deadlines at corporate, loads of emails (fun) and spreadsheets. Lately I have been working an insane amount of hours and I can see where it would be easy to fall into a trap of believing there isn’t time to have a life beyond work, much less care about making time for regular exercise. I am proof that being healthy doesn’t take up a large portion of your day if you do it right. As an entrepreneur, I adapt to using my time more efficiently (its why I haven’t been on Facebook or Instagram but every couple of days) and I don’t watch much television. As a fitness professional, I have to adapt the same kind of mindset that I adapt to working, to my fitness regime. I make time. I schedule it in. I still have a social life, I still facetime my friends throughout the day and at night before bed. I still do lunches and dinners. I plan my entire day the night before and that includes booking an appointment for the gym or Pilates. I try and make healthier choices although I do still indulge. When I choose healthier options, the work doesn’t have to be as much as if I was eating bad on the regular. Pick your poison! 

Make time for yourself. I told my clients yesterday that the biggest investment they could ever make, is the investment they make on themselves. This is true! 


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