Last week I asked for suggestions on adding activity into my day.
A day that begins at 6am and slows down around 8pm, with very little time to myself.
By the time I do have me time I’m exhausted, have freelance work to do, laundry, cleaning, lunches to make, a husband to talk to, and Honey Boo Boo to watch (whatever.. you watch it too).
I needed advice on fitting in even 20 minutes of activity during the day, without losing sleep or family time.
And you guys pulled through!
You reminded me that activity doesn’t have to be regimented. It doesn’t have to come in the form of a workout video, a class, or a speed walk during my lunch when I want to eat. It can be broken down throughout the day.
So that’s what I’ve been doing, with the advice from all of you, I’ve been filling my day with small activities that I wouldn’t usually do, and guess what?
Instead of staring out the window while I warm up my coffee at work, I do squats and stand up crunches, and continue even if co-workers come in and stare at me.
What? I’m squatting! I’m getting healthy! Don’t just stand there, spot me!
I run (I use this term loosely) in circles around the living room with my daughter, give her airplane rides, and dance while dinner is cooking, instead of tweeting or cleaning, because its activity and family time all rolled into one.
I take more trips up and down the stairs, carry heavier loads, and stand instead of sit.
And during Honey Boo Boo?
Instead of diving head first into a bag of chips, I complete a quick 20 minute strengthening routine, or do some crunches, or try any one of the thousands of 20 minute “workouts” on Pinterest I’ve been meaning pinning.
My new routine doesn’t have me ninja kicking and doing triple sow cows, but I’m doing more and feeling better.
Baby steps my friends.
And it’s all because of you.
Oh, and because of all of the beautimous vajiggle jaggle on Honey Boo Boo
What types of activity have you incorporated into your daily routine? Let me know!
And make sure to watch out for updates on my “move more” lifestyle changes…Pin It