Everyday Happenings Of A Wife And Mother

Wednesday, August 1, 2012



Just a little 20 minute total body workout video i did this morning.  You get some cardio through the strength training. Enjoy!

*We all want to look our best.  Exercise is a great way to do that.  But there is more purpose behind exercising and eating right besides just looking good.  Exercise also makes us feel good.
Here are some benefits (even though i am sure you already know them...just a reminder :) :
-Eases tension in joints and muscles
-Improves digestion
-Reduces blood pressure
-Decreases headaches, bloating, and cramps
-Fights cancer and boosts immune system
-Increases sex drive (haha...but it's true)
-Keeps bones strong (osteoporosis)
-Helps balance your hormones
-Reduces risk of heart disease
-And of course, helps manage weight

If we want to take care of our health...exercise is a critical component in doing so!

There are valid reasons why some women should not exercise, but most reasons are excuses.  Of course cardio and strength training are wonderful ways to exercise...but you do not need a gym membership to get the benefits of exercise.
- taking stairs instead of elevators
- yard work
- playing with your kids
- even house work
- going for walks

If you have access to the internet, there are plenty of exercise videos that you can do as well.
There are many options out there.

I think if our mindset changed to "i want to live a long healthy life" instead of "i just want to fit into my old jeans" (which can be a motivator) we will stick to exercising/eating healthy longer.  It becomes more of a way of living...a lifestyle.
If you have kids, get them involved too!  My son James loves to ride his little bike.  I push our 2month old in the stroller while James rides his bike at the park. (when it's not scorching hot haha!)
Make it a family affair.

Have a happy and motivated day!

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