Make Exercise an Extension of Your Career | Life Coach Houston

Life Coach Houston Introduction

For most people their job, career or business is their top priority and rightly so – especially with this economically challenged global marketplace. In the era of doing more with less many of you are working 10+ hours a day plus weekends just to keep up.

For those of you who want to exercise consistently it’s very challenging especially trying to go after work. Exercising after work is extremely difficult, besides being mentally and physically fatigued, you might have:

  • Family obligations
  • Projects with unrealistic deadlines which keep you at work
  • Errands to run
  • Dinner appointments, etc…

Not to mention gyms are typically packed with people during primetime hours (4PM-8PM). Your odds of accomplishing your health-related goals aren’t very good.

Life Coach Houston Suggests Training Your Mind

Train your mind to believe that your workday starts 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your actual start time. If you typically start work at 9AM – then make yourself believe that work actually starts at 8:30AM or 8:00AM. Repeat any one of these phrases or make up your own in order to train your mind:

  • I am weakling if I can’t get up a few minutes earlier each day.
  • What’s the point of working so hard, if I can’t exercise to keep my body healthy? I don’t want to die of a heart attack, get a stroke, and get diabetes or other health condition for example.
  • My boss gets in at 9:00AM – I need to show initiative by being at my desk earlier each day prior to his or her arrival.
  • I need to take time to do everything that is conducive to getting ahead in my career.
  • Exercising in the morning will help me wake up faster each morning. Currently I waste so much time trying to get my adrenalin moving with 1-2 cups of coffee.

Before going to work – exercise – go to the gym or walk around the block. Get up 30 minutes earlier each day. Investing a measly 30 minutes into your health is NOT a big deal. Let’s say you went to bed really late one evening and you’re afraid if you don’t get enough sleep you’ll be sluggish all day. 30 minutes of exercise will make a difference in the way you feel. Whether you get 5.5 hours of sleep on this particular night versus 6 hours will not make a difference simply because your body’s metabolism/adrenaline remains asleep. It’s much more important to invest 30 minutes into exercise in order to awake your metabolism/adrenaline. Consequently, you will start to feel energetic and alert. Consistency then means adopting this as good healthy routine. This is much more important and can in the long haul add years to your life and serve as a great stress releaser. Note, pick out your clothing the night before and prepare lunch. In so doing, you will have a full 30 minutes to exercise and still get to work early. Health should be part of your career, without good health there is no career. Health and a successful professional life go hand-in-hand.

One may argue that health comes before career. You need to focus on both areas to have a rewarding, productive and most importantly a healthy life. There is no bargaining here – you need to focus on both – you need to exercise consistently – PERIOD!

In closing…Why would you invest many years (perhaps decades) worth of effort into your career without maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Keep your body well-tuned to enjoy the benefits over the long haul. A good analogy would be: What if you spent years saving for a car – eventually you purchased it – then you never had regular maintenance performed? It would die faster just like you would because you lacked a healthy routine.

Life Coach Houston Biography

Experienced Life Coach Houston has a personal and very passionate style with extraordinary credentials. Harris Kern has over twenty-five years experience as a life coach, leadership and organization performance mentor, IT management consultant, speaker and author of over 40 books. To learn more about Mr. Kern visit: for individual coaching and visit: for organization performance coaching and learn more about Life Coach Houston.