When’s the Best Time to Exercise?

It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.

(Quote attributed to Jackie Joyner-Kersee)

Time has a way of bringing out the truth.

Let’s say there are two friends, fresh out of school and beginning their first jobs. They’re both healthy and trim.

We come back ten years later and compare notes.

Two old friends meet at their 10-year reunion

The first took care of herself, ate right, and went to the gym regularly.

The second made excuses for poor choices. He ate whatever he felt like eating and spent most of his time at either his desk or on the sofa watching TV.

Do you think their bodies would show any difference over the decade?

Would one be in better health? Would one look younger and feel better than the other?

You know the answer.

What would each think and say?

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Public Domain Photo
One managed life. The other let life manage him.

The first would likely say to herself, “I am so thankful I stayed on track.”

The second would either make excuses and eat more cake … or feel remorse for letting himself get so far out of synch.

Time always brings out the truth.

Think about this: Over the coming year, you can get in better shape or you can get in worse shape.

The choice is up to you.

Which path leads in the direction you want to go?

The best time to exercise?

Now.