2 Busy 2 Pee – REALLY??

Posted on September 3, 2012 by


As a coach, I always get a little chuckle when I hear “I am just too busy to pee some days”.  Usually the first words out of my mouth are, “Oh, so you just pee in your pants?  That really is far more efficient than taking two minutes to use the restroom”.  Of course, the response is always, “no”, often followed by, “but you don’t understand” and then they proceed to tell me the story of how busy they are.  I get it; most folks are trying to cram 30 hours into a 24 hour day.  I then like to ask them this question, “Ok, but what would your world look like if you suffered a massive heart attack tomorrow and wound up spending  several days in the ICU”?    Who would pick up the slack and do all of your busy work?  Who would clean the house, cook and shop, do the laundry, shuttle kids here and there, etc.?  Somebody would.   In reality, the world would continue to spin, meals would get made, clothes washed, etc.

I get it!  Journaling can be challenging and a little time consuming in the beginning, so is planning, buying real food and having to cook as opposed to opening up some box and tossing it into the microwave.  At some point of neglecting our health there is a tipping point.  Our bodies say “ENOUGH” and we are dealt a blow.  That blow could be diabetes, high blood pressure, a heart attack, stroke and the list goes on and on.  Any of these lifestyle diseases can suddenly take over your world and your time.  Once you have a life altering disease, the tipping point for the next big event is even quicker when you fail to monitor your blood sugar or take that Beta Blocker.  How time consuming is “maintaining” disease?  How much time can we make in our day to visit doctors, have tests run, pick up prescriptions, etc.? If we don’t make time now, we will be forced to make time later, with typically a higher cost to our wallet and overall wellbeing.

Time spent doing anything is an investment in that effort.  I choose to invest in my health, my body, my mind and in my newfound way of living.  The by-product of this investment in my health is I have so much more to give to those around me.

Coach Michele John