I don't want to get out of bed and ask myself if I'm in the mood to get on that treadmill. I have a confession to make.
If I indulged my emotions, I'd never do it!
I decided that for me to live a healthy lifestyle daily exercise is an integral part of that life. It's just something I do to get and stay healthy.
There are mornings when I have to cut it short. I like to work out for 45 minutes. But there are days when I barely get in 30. That's OK. It's the consistency that's important for me right now to get back in the habit.
So here's my routine:
- I walk on the treadmill for 30-45 minutes.
- I continue to use free weights every other day.
- I stretch on a mat to become more flexible.
- I do a series of sit ups and a few Pilate moves.
- I'm working on trying to remember to drink lots of water.
I'm not an all or nothing person. If I mess up, I simply recognize there will be those days.
For example, yesterday was the first day in our classroom of 3 year old preschoolers. One of the teachers (thanks Dorothy) placed a cute little cupcake on each of our desks. Now I've been avoiding sweets (which I love) because I realize the extra calories from the sugar aren't worth it. But by the end of the day, guess what? I ate my cupcake!
Tomorrow is another day.
I've been making great salads and meals that are lower in calories. I bring my lunch to work every day. I appreciate many of the recipes shared in our private Facebook accountability group. By the way, accountability is a good word. It keeps me on track. And writing a Weigh-In Wednesday helps too. :)
I have to remember that my goal is a healthy lifestyle. I don't want what I eat to become such a huge focus in my life. And exercising helps me with endurance so I can keep up with those little children I work with each day in our school.
What about you? How are you doing? Are you sticking with healthy eating and exercise? Do you realize it's a healthy way of life and not a DIET? Are you being reasonable about it? Or are you one of those all or nothing people?
I'm linking up with Kim on her new blog Just for Clicks for Weigh-In Wednesday.
Blessings and love,