What is the definition of inertia? An object at rest tends to stay at rest while an object in motion tends to stay in motion.
This post is not about beginning a heavy duty exercise and weightloss program. I just want to get you moving.
Believe me, I understand how difficult it is. I am writing this post on Monday of this week as I am preparing to go to Blissdom blogging conference tomorrow. I did not walk yet this morning, and my joints in my hips are yelling at me for it. I am pushing to get all the stuff done on the computer that I need to, before moving on to the household and packing. But when I finish this post, I AM going to get up and walk on the treadmill. I may not feel like I have the time, I may groan because my joints are stiff and achy, but I am going to do it, because once I do, I will feel SO MUCH BETTER. I will have set myself in motion and it will be much easier to push through and get those other task done that need to be done.
Making moving a habit
I have actually tried for years to make exercise a habit. Something that I do every day. It used to be because I wanted to lose weight or look better in a bathing suit (I gave up on great a long time ago, lol!) but I never could stick with it. Even back in July after my mental meltdown and leaving my job, I would sit here day after day with a treadmill in the same room and not get on it.
As I started to get better emotionally and mentally, I realized I still was feeling like crap physically. I hurt all the time, I had no energy, just things like climbing stairs and bending up and down to unload the dishwasher were hard. I finally decided I had to do something. So, the next morning, I got up and put on my tennis shoes before leaving my bedroom. Did I walk that day? No. I actually put my shoes on and did NOT walk for about 3 days.
Let’s make a deal
So, I made a deal with myself. Just walk for 15 minutes. As slow as you want to. Just do it. I mean, you’re already dressed and everything, just do it. And I did. It was boring, but I did it. And I did it the next morning.
That was in November. I am happy to report that I walk 5 out of 7 days now. I increased my time and speed, as well as adding hills. I made the increases because where I was at was too easy. Seems the more I did the easier it became. And you know what? If I miss more than a day, my body lets me know it (like today!) I love the way I feel after walking! I feel better mentally and physically.
Your assignment? Move it, today!
What about you? Do you exercise at all? Each of you has a different situation, but I encourage you, if you have a treadmill or exercise bike or something like it at home, use it. Start very slow, just do it.
If you don’t have equipment, then find some other way. Walk outside (easier in warmer weather, lol). Put your kids in a stroller and get outside. Don’t live in area where you can get out or the weather is too yuck? Look on Amazon.com at their videos on demand. There is a series of 10 minute Solutions workouts, they have cardio, pliates and many other. Ten minutes is not a very long time, and you may think “It won’t do me any good” think of this:
A body in motion tends to stay in motion!
Get up and MOVE IT!
This needs to be something you work towards doing everyday, for even just a few minutes. It will help you in so many ways! And if you really just want to have some fun, put on this video and dance like crazy with your little ones, or by yourself!