During the rainy days, which thankfully seem to
be behind us, I did some thinking on how to keep exercising around the house. By exercising, I mean keeping on your feet and defeating the impulse to just sit and wait it out….which means delaying exercise and making it even more difficult to begin a good routine. Here are some of the things I do. Hopefully you find this helpful and
that it sparks some of your own ideas that you can share as well.
1. First, I live in a house that has 2 full flights of stairs. I make sure I go up and down them at least 10 times per day. I pay attention to my posture when I’m on the stairs to maximize the correct muscle toning. Another thing I find really makes me feel good are wall push ups, especially if you use a corner instead of a flat wall.
2. If you don’t own hand weights, look in your pantry or cupboard for a can of something that fits your hand grip to do arm and back exercises.
3. I make a deal with myself, anytime I feel like watching TV or a movie I use it as an opportunity to go through my ab and leg routine while the show is just getting started. A complete cycle only takes about 15 minutes. Keeping it simple and doing it multiple times a day seems a good fit for me.
I have never been one to go to a gym. I like to be outside and
I’m very impulsive, which means if I have to drive somewhere to exercise….the impulse will pass before I can find my car keysJShare what you do to keep motivated and what works for you.
I grew up and currently live in Iowa. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.