The Busyness Trap

Hey! How have you been? “I’ve been busy”, we often reply. Sometimes with an emphatic “Super busy”. While we do live in a fast paced society, none of us are as busy as we say we are. You may intrinsically start to argue, but you’re just not as busy as you think you are.

According to Nielsen’s latest Total Audience Report, television is still the most used electronic medium for U.S. adults. On average, Americans aged 18 and older spend more than four hours a day watching TV, still beating the three hours and 45 minutes they interact with their smartphone on an average day by roughly half an hour.,by%20roughly%20half%20an%20hour.

You see, the average American spends hours upon hours on their electronics, yet the #1 excuse for not working out or quitting is:


Unfortunately we all know that when we use busyness as an excuse, we know deep down inside that we really aren’t that busy. We’ve just become accustomed to saying it to ourselves and others.

It’s an acceptable response to both parties that use it and receive it. Why? We are all busy doing what we have to do and want to do. At the end of the day its a priority issue, not a time issue.

Fact: Americans have prioritized overeating and being sedentary over being active and pursuing health:

  • From 1999–2000 through 2017–2018, the prevalence of obesity increased from 30.5% to 42.4%, and the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 4.7% to 9.2%. [Read CDC NCHS data brief]

I’m not sure where we are today, but in 3 years time obesity went up 12% in the USA. My guess is we aren’t in a better place.

What are you doing about your current health situation? Are you just too busy or are you using that as an excuse? There might be a lot of past baggage that needs to be dealt with and their often is for everyone when they start somewhere new!

We are all insecure, fearful of not measuring up to people at the gym, we compare ourselves to others, and we all to some measure have excuses we have to own up to.

At CrossFit HSE we start all members out with a free no sweat intro. No workout, just a chat. This is the easiest way to start. A relationship. The next easiest transition is personal training. Just you and a coach.

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