Making Exercise A Priority

Remembering that your health is the utmost important thing & setting aside time to make sure you are healthy

"I didn't have a chance today.... I just don't have time" - the most common remarks you hear people say in regards to exercising.  Yes, nowadays people seem so busy they barely seem to have time to sit and have a cup of coffee, but what is the reason for this?  We all need to do our jobs, some work more hours than others, but no matter who you are or what your life entails, we all have to set aside time for ourselves each day, even if it is only 10 minutes... Too often people let life consume them, hours, days, and years pass  by because life becomes monotonous and stress builds and people look back and remember how only 3 years ago they were much healthier and looking better; people remember they used to make time to take care of themselves.  This small amount of time you take out of your day is worth so much more than the maybe 10-60 minutes it takes; it is worth your overall well-being mentally, emotionally, and physically.  Everyone can find time somewhere, whether it be waking up a little earlier, spending less time sitting on the computer, phone, reading a magazine; it is almost impossible to have every single moment of your days completely and mandatory to be filled, everyone can find the time somewhere if they make it a priority.

The easiest way to make sure you get exercise in to your day is to make a set schedule for yourself like an appointment you cannot cancel; make it your biggest, most important meeting because at the end of the day and in the reality of your life, the most important things are not how many papers you can file or sales you can make; it is your wellbeing and your health. 

Even if you cannot physically make time to get to the gym and back home or to work you can work out in your home, even if you have no workout equipment!  If you don't know where to begin there are so many programs to follow now whether it be written workouts, virtual training, DVDs, books, trainers coming in to your home - you can find a way to do it, you just have to set your mind to make the commitment! 

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journalist January 09, 2013 at 04:21 PM
You really should proofread your writing, or learn how to write. "Seems" is in the same sentence twice and fragments are not sentences. And "in regardS"? -- may be acceptable in West Virginia. My third-grader writes better than this.
Ashley Del Monte Anton January 09, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Dear "Journalist", Thank you so much for your "critique"... First of all, the above article is a blog; not a novel, encyclopedia, or text book which means the tone of the writing is casual and the grammatical formatting is not strict so yes, to get my point across, I used “seems” twice and have longer sentences than I normally would if I were writing in a different setting.... The phrase “in regards” is acceptable in the English language, not just in West Virginia; excuse me for not choosing the phrase “in reference to” or something else of similar nature; and why are you implying that people of West Virginia lack education to speak or write correctly?
Ashley Del Monte Anton January 09, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Second of all, the main thing you should take away from what is written is the main message of the article, not its grammatical structure. The article is written simplistically so that anyone and everyone is able to comprehend what is written because not every reader has such an elite and formal education as yourself. Lastly, I was chosen to have a voice on this site by its’ editors, so obviously what I have to say has a positive impression on readers besides the fact that before any of my writing is published is proofed by the editor of Patch.com so if you have a problem with my writing, you can take it up with Patch; or be even more dignified and choose not to read it.
Ashley Del Monte Anton January 09, 2013 at 06:58 PM
. If you really were a journalist as you claim to be, you would have more etiquette when reading someone else’s work and would not comment as you did on mine because if you really were a journalist, you would never want someone to do the same to you…. You can show someone you are a classy person or let’s be blunt and say you can show them you are “better than” them (because that is what you attempted to do) by bringing that person up and helping them out, not by putting them down… So sorry to say, but you have failed in your attempts to show you are better, smarter, or whatever you set out to do; but congratulations on succeeding in wasting my time and showing what a cruel person you are
Ashley Del Monte Anton January 09, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Have a nice day and I will leave you with a small piece of advice – if you really want to show how great you are, do it silently; surpass who you want to by truly using your own talent to do it rather than spitting on them only for them to wipe it off and keep on walking in front of you. As a journalist you must know how big of an impact words can have on a person’s life; that is why you chose to be a journalist; why not use your words in a different way then?


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