Make it fun!

I can always tell a difference in my mood and my energy level on the days I exercise and the days that I don't. This past week was a hard week as far as exercising goes. I was only able to workout once the entire week and boy did my body feel it. I felt like my patience was very thin all week. (My poor kids.) and my overall energy was very, very low. It's so frustrating when you are sick and you miss out on all that fun physical activity. Yes, I did say FUN physical activity! I am so glad that we are into another week! I was finally able to run again today and it felt sooo good! I feel the motivation just surging through me!

 

If there is one thing that I have learned from exercising, if you don't like it, you won't do it. Pure and simple. I enjoy running and doing Turbo Jam by Chalene Johnson , but just because I love that, doesn't mean that my next door neighbor will love that too. She may enjoy other forms of activity; like water aerobics, jump-rope or riding a bike. It needs to be something that is enjoyable to you, and something you look forward to doing every day. It's important for not only your body to get physical activity, but also your mind and spirit as well. I find that on the days that go for a run or do a workout DVD the whole day goes so much better and I get a lot more accomplished and I feel better about myself!

 

When I am running I just get in this zone where all of my worries and stresses just disappear and it's just me and my tennis shoes. And I feel like I can do anything. It's very therapeutic for me because before my run I can't stop thinking about all the stuff that I have to get done during the day. I stress and worry and it puts in a bad mood. But then I throw on my tennis shoes and start my run and immediately I am calmed and I know that the day is going to be great! I love the mind shift that I get as well. I know that exercising helps me be a better mother, wife and person.

 

So find some kind of physical activity that you like or even love to do! That way you will enjoy it and not dread it every day! :)

 

So now I have a question for you:

 

What was the most fun you've ever had exercising?

 

It can be any form of physical activity!! Dancing, playing football, hopscotch, jumping up and down... the possibilities are endless! :) Please leave a comment and let me know! I am always looking for ways to change up my exercise routine! Remember you have to keep it fun! So get up off the chair you are currently sitting in and do some jumping jacks...ready!? 1...2...3...




(photo courtesy of cebutte.ucdavis.edu)
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