Monday, September 30, 2013

Let's Do This

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Well I did it!  Got the older kids off to school today and then I made it to the gym!!!  I’m getting back into a routine now that I am getting everyone on a schedule again.  I ran four miles on the treadmill and then I cooled down on the stair master for 10 minutes.  I would like to try to exercise 45 minutes to an hour each day-part of my “me” time that got pushed aside during the summer is beginning to return!! I am by no means “skinny”  but in the last year I have started to get active again-even did a half marathon back in May with a bunch of my neighborhood girlfriends who are also moms trying to get their bods back. I’ve had difficulty in the past finding the energy and time to commit to exercise but now I won’t go back to that feeling of lethargy and having to start over.  It’s always so hard to start over.  But once I did, I made a vow to keep it up no matter what!
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I feel that after a workout I’m in a better mood and it gets me thinking about what I have to accomplish that day.  We belong to a great fitness center where there is an awesome “Kids Club” where my little boys enjoy spending some time during my alone bit.  
If you have some time but not a health club membership there are other ways to get going on your journey to better health.  

*Start a kid swap with a friend.  You take her kids while she runs errands or whatever and she takes yours while you go for a run.
*Join a stroller workout group or form one of your own. Go on long walks or runs with the stroller-it always is much more motivating to do it with girlfriends. 
*Throw a workout dvd in during a nap time.
*Take the dog for a long walk
*Wear a pedometer
All of the little contributions to physical exercise add up and contribute positively to weight management, general well being and mood.
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