I’ll be honest, I didn’t quite get it before I became a dad.
About just how much your life changes.
Even with everyone saying:
“Matt, good luck with the sleepless nights”
“Your life will change forever”
Of course, it’s the most amazing thing in the world.
But I get that your priorities change.
And that little old thing called ‘me’ time?
Well, it becomes a thing of the past…
But the thing is…
I used to think that I NEVER ‘had time’ to have a bath before we had the babies.
Yet, now I have 2 babies? I have a bath EVERY evening…
It’s part of our bedtime routine…
And a powerful lesson for myself whenever I catch myself thinking ‘I don’t have time’
to do something that I know will make me happy,
be it having a nice warm bath, writing a kids story book (in my case),
going for a walk or treating yourself to flowers instead of looking for a high through food…
So here’s a quick exercise to help you ‘make’ more time…
There’s 168 hours in a week.
Let’s say you work 8 hours a day, 5 days per week. <<< 40 hours
I’ll throw in 1 hour travel time each day <<< 45 hours
family time? Let’s say 20 hours <<< 65 hours
You say you don’t sleep much, but we’ll say you get 7 hours per night <<< 114 hours
Cleaning, tidying, cooking and shopping? Let’s say 21 hours a week (3 hours a day) <<< 135 hours
168 – 135 = 33 hours in a week to spare!
Now, of course
Your schedule may be a different.
So please do this exercise yourself
But, you may be surprised at just how much time is ‘wasted’
In fact, if you have an iPhone, go to settings > Battery > and then click the ‘clock’ icon and it will tell you EXACTLY how much time you spend on:
Facebook, Instagram, emails etc…
But what it won’t tell you is how much time you wasted:
Worrying about what and when to eat
Cooking different meals for everyone..
So, what if I asked you this:
Out of those 33 hours you have spare, could you dedicate just, say, 10 minutes a day to exercise?
Because let’s face it, you want to change, right?
Get fit, have more energy, develop a better relationship with food and just feel better about yourself..
And I get that you know what to do…
But if you’re not doing the things you know you need to do
because you’re worried it won’t work, scared of failure, or lacking motivation?
Well, ask yourself:
1) What changes if you life, confidence, how you feel, if you DO the things you know you need to do?
2) Do you know with 100% certainty that you will fail?
So wouldn’t it be fun to find out what would happen if tomorrow you tried something new?
Even if it was doing 10 squats whilst waiting for the kettle to boil?
going for a walk at lunch time?
Or even try this 5 minute home workout I recorded for you HERE..
Sure, it may be inconvenient..
But I would argue it is more inconvenient to beat yourself up for not doing the things you know you need to do.
And lets face it?
Exercise makes you feel GOOD.
And how you feel impacts what you DO (including what you eat)
And what you DO impacts your RESULTS…
As let’s face it, the stuff that seems hard in your life will always keep coming…
Even if you get into the clothes you want to wear, get fitter, stronger, and improve your health…
As when you get better, new challenges will come..
(plus life will always be there to throw some more challenges at you along the way)
But the self sabotaging thoughts, F it mindset, how you respond to these situations?
Well, wouldn’t it be fun to see what would happen if you set yourself a new standard in the way you respond to these situations?
Matt ‘time machine’ Fruci
PS. Whenever you’re ready, here’s 3 ways I can help you think differently, get motivated, take control of your eating and exercise habits, and stop relying on ‘willpower’:
1- Watch my free training on how to get yourself do the things you know you need to do where I go through how to change the way you feel, burn off anxiety, and finally get out of your own way >>> CLICK HERE TO WATCH
2 – Join Our Signature 4-Week Kickstart Coaching Programme For Ladies 40+ in
Every month, I open up the opportunity to work with us inside of our ladies only 4-Week Coaching programme, designed for ladies 40+ that want to take back control of their eating habits, fitness and lifestyle habits.
If you’d like more details on this? Just reply with the subject line ’4 Week’ and I’ll get you the details.
3- Watch How Cassie From Wiltshire Went From Mobility Scooter To Running Her First 5k & Fitting Back In Her Favourite Clothes Without Long, Boring Workouts Or Giving Up Her Favourite Foods >> CLICK HERE TO WATCH