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The FOCUS is........MOVEMENT(a
ka exercise)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Perhaps it is a mind thing but exercise is such a dirty little word in my mind. Call me whatever it's ok. But anyone who has been my friend for more than a minute knows this is my Achilles heel.
ONCE I get there I do ok but revving up the motor is hard. The starter is defected emoticon

Well I had to transfer some things that I have learned about eating from my IOWL experience and apply it to exercise( shaking as I write the word)

What are the benefits:
Helps with weight loss, flexibility, cardio endurance, stress, good for arthritis, builds lean muscle mass which burns more calories(metabolism)

What was my personal benefit
increased energy/endurance, confidence builder, improved mental health, increased my water intake. LOSS OF INCHES AND POUNDS!

So what keeps you from enjoying the benefits
*fatigue, time, indecisiveness, schedule conflicts, self discipline OH OH OH and that dang perfectionism( oh I don't have 30 min so I wont do ANY minutes)

What will happen if I don't change...increased risk of arthritis and any other degenerative diseases, decreased flexibility, higher risk for cardiovascular issues, I will look frumpy, loss of muscle mass. I will NOT be considered sexy at all. LOL

Please note: I had gone back to my exercise classes but this past week was interrupted by the teenager's schedule

SO what are you willing to do about this.
1. Write down her activities for this week. (I HAVE NONE LOL)
2. Fit in classes on the days that you can. Zumba is on Monday(not my favorite zumba class but it will get me moving for sure) HIP HOP is TUE/THUR/SAT( love this class)
3. Make a back up plan. If I cannot get to class d/t last minute changes. I will go home and get on the treadmill or put in a DVD(and I have many)or DANCE( you like that) for FIFTEEN MINUTES! Right now home exercise is not my cup of tea and it used to be the only way.
4. To help with the perfectionism issue I will exercise for 10 min on Wed and Sunday. I have to break the all or nothing cycle.
5. Change clothes at work!
6. Go try on a pair of pants or anything where you have to look in the massive mirror (this is what lead to this blog today)

OK so today is Sunday and it is a 10 minute day...... wish me well

Thanks in advance to all who will read and comment and might hit the like button!

Addendum Tomorrow I will go to the local yoga studio and try a free Basic Hatha Yoga class. I have been talkin about this for a long time. ACTION makes it happen!!

Interesting article I found while trying to get my points for my team today I guess the universe heard me!!!
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    3369 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9345843
    I love how you wrote a back up plan for when life things get in the way of our perfectly planned schedule. I think I should do this as well. Thanks for sharing it.
    3380 days ago
    emoticon Keep sparking!
    3382 days ago
    Good thoughts and I enjoyed the article. THANKS!
    3382 days ago
    I too was a confirmed couch potato and find it difficult to re-engage when I miss a day of exercise.
    I love your approach and feel confident emoticon
    3383 days ago
    Hey love I can relate to this and now my son is going down the all or nothing path as well...I will walk today..I need to get my tail commited as well!!..we will get this under control Dimi!!
    3383 days ago
    Would love to try yoga some day, let us know how you like it!
    3383 days ago
  • NMMAMA2011
    I am right there with you as a mom...the mom taxi schedule does not facilitate the mom workout schedule! I like how you have hit all the major points here in order to improve your motivation for exercise. You are bound to succeed!
    3384 days ago
    Dimi, great blog, you are really on the right path and I know you can do this. You are an awesome leader!!!!

    Have a super week and get that exercise in!!!!! emoticon
    3384 days ago
    You said it all.
    It is the doing that is hard. Once I am into it I feel good and always ask why did I stop exercising?
    Way to self acknowledge and stratigize.
    3384 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1624779
    Great blog. Yes, it can be tough to start exercising. I too have a hard time getting motivated. I've started with walking and belly dancing. Need to get going on some strength training though.

    I wish you much success with your program!
    3384 days ago
  • KARENA228
    Hi Dimi,

    Your plan is a good one. When I make a plan, it usually works out for me so I wish you the best of luck executing yours.

    What I've started doing is always having a gym bag in my car, with the necessary items for a workout. That has helped me tremendously. I can't use the "I've gotta go home to change" excuse and not head back out. I know myself well enough to know, that I can find any excuse not to workout so I put myself in a position not to be able to make any.

    Have a great week, Great fearless leader!
    3384 days ago
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