What’s your view on work-life balance? Do you need work-life balance to find time for exercise, or would you make the time for exercise to get work-life balance?
Exercise comes first and work-life balance follows.
By putting exercise first, I am healthy enough, and have energy to work and play incredibly hard the rest of the time.
In over 4 years of doing 10,000 steps a day, I’ve only missed 2 days of hitting 10000 steps (and in both cases I still did at least 8000). So for me it is such a deeply embedded non-negotiable part of my routine that it is critical for the rest of my work-life balance to be possible.
Since doing this, I have never been bed-ridden. I have a spasm-y back which used to leave me flat on my back, unable to move, for days at a time. That hasn’t happened to me in over 4 years since walking. So no matter how sick I feel, or how hungover I am, I walk 10000 steps a day.