Ok, so we all know that we need to exercise to keep our body healthy on all levels, physical, chemical and emotional. Yet somehow we don’t. And what I have found over the years is that we generally don’t place enough importance on our own personal health. We do not prioritize our own health.
If you are ill, sore, out of sorts/whack… you are probably not a ray of sunshine and probably not too much fun to be around.
We actually take better care of our cars than we do our bodies and the time has come to make some changes.
Ideally, we need to do some sort of exercise for 30 minutes each day…and before you say.. where will I find the time?… I challenge you to look at how much time you actually waste in any given day watching mindless TV, for example. Set your DVR to record the programs you “cannot live without” and do one of several things.
Firstly, walk on your treadmill or ride your stationary bike that has been gathering dust while you watch those same shows ( you can speed thru’ the dumb ads too!.. BONUS!)
Secondly, you can do simple workouts at home with little, if any, fancy equipment. If you don’t have a treadmill/bike/elliptical…check out this website for some really simple exercises.
I must admit I have been known to:
- walk up and down the stairs at home carrying weights
- do push-ups on the landing
- kettle bells squats in the lounge
- step ups /stepping on the steps from the family room to the kitchen
- crunches on the ball in the family area
- more mountain climbers on the ball/steps than I care to think of
All of this to the befuddlement of Sally cat..who wants to play along
Thirdly, join a gym to work out at…it does mean you can have “you” time which is wonderful and should not be considered a chore. (Yeah, I know there will be groans, but these days you can have access to all the equipment you need for as little as $10.00 a month (2 less lattes’ & 1000 calories saved!)
Remember too, that walking is a wonderful exercise and make every effort to enjoy the winter weather at the same time!
Ray does Tai Chi daily and I do yoga and teach yoga 4 times a week and power lift 3x week AND in this day and age there are countless wonderful videos on line or for sale that will give you a good workout on those days when staying home is preferable…but vegging is not!
What I am saying is that if you care at all about yourself,…you can and must make the effort and if you need the moral support, share your decision with a friend/ us to help keep you honest
There a plenty of ways to include mini workouts into your day…take time to share your faves with us.