The Myth of the “Right Time”: Taking Control of Your Health Now

You know, the other day a promising individual walked into CrossFit Final Call for a No Sweat Intro consultation. The spark in their eyes and their energy was palpable. We sat down, chatted about their aspirations, their health goals, and how we at CrossFit Final Call could play a role in their transformative journey. As part of the tour, we walked around our facility, and I even had the pleasure of teaching them the basics of a good squat. By the end of our time together, we’d mapped out a solid game plan, encompassing both fitness and nutrition.

Yet, when D-Day arrived – the day they were supposed to begin this journey towards better health – they were conspicuously absent. Later, a message landed in my inbox from this individual. They expressed gratitude, praised our facility, but ultimately, after conferring with their partner, realized their ‘chores’ took precedence. They said, “It’s just not the right time, I’m too busy.”

But here’s the million-dollar question: When is the right time?

Our lives are an ever-revolving door of tasks, projects, and responsibilities. Waiting for a lull, a magical moment where everything aligns and the universe grants you the luxury to focus on yourself, is a fallacy. Does it take a grim prognosis from a doctor or a life-threatening health scare to serve as the catalyst for change?

Life in the Fast Lane

We are inhabitants of a world that thrives on the notion of “busy.” Our calendars are chock-full of appointments, our to-do lists never seem to shrink, and there’s always a new project looming on the horizon. We juggle multiple roles – parent, spouse, employee, friend – and in this constant whirlwind, it’s easy to forget the one role that underpins all others: being the guardian of our own well-being.

Ask yourself: If not now, then when? When the kids graduate? When you retire? When that next big work project is completed? Newsflash: Life doesn’t pause, and neither should your health.

Just Begin – Your Health Can’t Wait

There’s wisdom in the adage, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” Similarly, the best time to prioritize your health was when you first recognized the need. The next best time? Right this instant.

Postponing health is a risky gamble. Think about it – without good health, how can you be the stellar parent, the loving spouse, the dependable friend, or the standout employee? How can we serve others, provide for our family, or even enjoy life’s beautiful moments if we’re continually plagued by fatigue, health issues, or declining stamina?

Remember this: Time waits for no one. While there might always be a reason to delay, there’s a more potent reason to begin – your well-being. And trust me, once you start, you’ll wonder why you ever waited. Don’t let the ‘busy’ of today rob you of a healthier tomorrow. Take the leap; we’re here to catch you.