I spent the majority of my early adult life being entirely sedentary, battling with the extreme guilt I felt for not being more athletic and always resorting to using my laptop instead of my legs.
Of course having a job that required I be connected to the internet 30+ hours a week was a great excuse – how could I be active when my livelihood required that I be the opposite?
While I may have accepted this “reality” on the surface, I knew that I would feel better and be more productive if I actually took the time to fit in exercise — maybe not a full hour every day, but a little bit here and there.
Time was something I did have – and yes, most of us do – but the reality was that I had never tried to commit my time to something like exercise. I was content simply talking about how I was too busy to work out, then spending my nights watching TV or browsing the internet.
I finally reached the point where I felt like I had nothing to lose and everything to gain by simply committing to taking small steps towards a more active lifestyle.