Exercise has become a habit.
Every morning (before I engage my brain) I step on my treadmill and work out. I have my exercise clothes ready along with my water and Kindle.
Yes, I read while I exercise. I'm a book lover since childhood which I might add, is a good time to start that habit. I upload many books on my Kindle and I look for bargains. I receive a daily email from Inspired Reads and I often find books for free or very low cost. Not having enough time to read is no excuse. Combining reading and exercise works for me.
Here's an important tip for you:
I don't stop to question whether I FEEL like exercising or not. I simply DO IT!
Believe me, over time it gets easier. The key is to be consistent. Of course, if I had a day when I was sick I wouldn't exercise. But so far I've been healthy.
- I've lost about five pounds.
- I've cut back on my calories.
- I'm not snacking on sweets.
- I'm drinking mostly water all day long.
- I do weight lifting every other day (light weights).
- I stretch out after each exercise session on my mat.
- I do sit ups.
I decided to make a few changes to my routine. I added interval training. I can't report any noticeable results but this is only my first week.
My exercise time seems to go by faster. And I sweat a lot more when I do interval training. I'll report back on the results as time goes by.
So let's get personal. How about you? Have you been doing some exercise to get fit or maintain a healthy lifestyle? How about going out for a walk or dusting off that bike?
It starts with one step at a time, one foot in front of the other.
Blessings and love,