Are You a Fitness Procrastinator?


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Yesterday we shared three tips to overcome procrastination, and it got me thinking. Usually when we talk about being a procrastinator, it involves us waiting until the last minute to pay our bills, put together that big presentation or get the oil changed in the car. It’s typically a to-do that can be put off—at least until the deadline. But here’s the thing about fitness: There is no deadline (unless it’s one that’s self-imposed, and we know how self-imposed deadlines can go!). So if you are one who is prone to procrastinate, do you also do it with your fitness regimen—or worse—your overall health and well-being (think not going to the doctor or getting your annual physical)?

I remember in college when it was almost cool to procrastinate and pull an all-nighter studying for a final. But when it comes to your health? Procrastinating isn’t just unnecessarily stressful, it can also take a toll on your health if you’re putting off taking the time to take care of yourself.

Are you with me? Was this the gut-check you needed to choose to take care of yourself today? Or do you think it’s total hooey? I’ll step off my soapbox now and ask…


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Feel free to elaborate in the comments, and if you are a self-proclaimed procrastinator who’s wanting to change, be sure to read these tips for overcoming the procrastination-monster! —Jenn

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  1. courtney says:

    I’m procrastinating running on the treadmill right now!

  2. If you want to overcome procrastination you need a strategy. In fact there are countless people procrastinate to some extent and some are so chronically affected. To these people, procrastination stops them fulfilling their potential and disrupts their careers. Such people should recognize that they are procrastinated and should workout on them.