Yes, for reals. OK, I’m about to share with you my secret for kinda sorta starting and staying with an exercise program. From me? yes! Exercise every single day. It’s what ALWAYS gets me back on track. Now, what do I mean by every single day? well, just what I said! Pay attention 🙂 It started years ago with that old chestnut: a New Year’s Resolution. Every January, that was my go to. And doesn’t it feel so good to start something like that? We all start January 1 with the best intentions. And then we fall off. Every year as long as I can remember, I start that. I see how long I can go. One year I made it all the way to January 2nd 🙂 But one year, I made it all the way to March 22nd. It stopped when I fell down the stairs carrying my laundry (don’t worry, minor sprain, I’m used to falling, I can actually pop up pretty quick). I probably started having success losing weight and subconsciously threw myself down the stairs. But I digress.
So, exercise every day. What do I mean by that? I will finally get around to telling you now. Do I mean running 10 miles a day, swimming forever, biking a century? Hell to the no. I mean, just exercising. Whatever you can do. I aim for 30 mins (though now with the stupid tri training I have longer, set workouts in mind). But here’s the best part, 30 minutes is just one idea. It can be anything you want. It’s just training your mind to think about exercising. I’ve had days when I do it that I go all day long not exercising and then I’ll be in bed reading at like 11:00 at night and suddenly “CRAP!! I forgot to exercise!!” so I get out of bed and bust out some situps and pushups. That counts (unless you’re one of those crazy people like Lori Gilks that LOVES to workout 🙂 But you see what I mean? and it might not work for anyone. I’m saying it works for me. Well, as long as I stay away from stairs.
So join me if you want. I started today. Some yoga this morning, some vigorous cleaning of my balcony (lots of glass and scrubbing of furniture) and now I’m heading for a walk. Though sadly not a leisurely stroll 🙂 I still can’t run a mile (or a half mile) I’m just walking the 5k and going to try to beat my time every time I go out. But join me and send me a comment on here or on Facebook and let me know how you’re doing. It’s nice to have the company.