I just wanted to check in with how my morning walks are going. Well, seems mornings about 5-6:30am are dry during this wet spring. I walk about 45 minutes to an hour at a good clip. I am feeling energized throughout the day and sleeping better at night...sometimes even more than my usual 4 hour sleep segments for those of you who know me this is a big deal. Also continuing to do my floor exercises. Low key but seems to be working for me.
I'd love to hear about what you all are doing to keep healthy. Keep
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.
A new initiative! Well, actually an old initiative restarted. I have now lived in my present home for almost 6 years. Within the first year of moving in I fell down the basement stairs (a full flight) and landed on the concrete basement floor managing to hit the limestone basement wall as a final stop. Yes, I deserved to fall as I was carrying a full laundry basket and was wearing slick bottomed flip flops. Anyway, what ensued was so much pain I thought I had broken lots of bones. With 5 kids, mostly teenagers, sleeping in the house you would think I would have had a ton of help. But no amount of yelling was working to raise anyone from their bed. So, I crawled up the said flight of stairs, through the kitchen to the bottom of the main stairs and yelled some more. Finally my stepson, Austin heard me and raised the alarm.
Thankfully nothing was broken but I have never had such horrible pain as I worked with my chiropractor to repair things. Up until that fall I was enjoying a great exercise routine. Now 5 years later I have gained weight, feel achy in my joints and just not as sharp.
So, yesterday was the big day...I started power walking again. I walked about 3/4 mile to start. I have also been rediscovering my whole floor exercise routine which includes legs, thighs, and upper and lower abs. We'll see how it goes.
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.