Hey, yes it is. It's Monday and time to get back on that 'ole wagon again. Skip the treadmill, jump on the elliptical; skip those light 10 lbs weights and go for 12 or maybe even 15. Why not? Just get out there and do it!!
OK well, maybe it's not so simple to just jump into a fitness routine after being gone for a while so let's back it up a bit.
Your average person exercises because they have to; whether they do it to get in shape for a race, to lose weight, to improve health or reduce stress; it is an act that must be done or we pay the consequences. But what happens to our psyche when we skip a day and then another and another....
First we say it's just one day. I need a break anyway. Ha!
Then after a few days we say we needed a longer break and we can always start back up Monday, right? WRONG!
Monday comes around and a list of events falls from the sky and lands right on on our laps. Oh no, now we have to shampoo the rug, cut the grass, the kids are sick, blah blah blah.... can we come up with more excuses? Of course.
But now we've missed an entire week and we know that going back is going to hurt so we find other reasons why we wont go exercise and that one week turns into one month and then three months.
Cut the excuses out of your vocabulary and realize that this is not a chore or a task you do then resent having done it. Your exercise should be fun, enjoyable, and something you look forward to doing everyday.
Get out there and enjoy the weather, enjoy nature, take the kids, take the dog, invite your friends. Get on a bike or push the stroller and have a great time. You wont even know you're exercising but in the end you will feel happy and the kids, well they will remember these days more than anything. Trust me, I know!
So what are you waiting for? You know the challenge to not gain weight over the holidays is still on and first on my list of things to do is FITNESS! So let's get to it. In or out of the house, it doesn't really matter if you're at the local park or in your back yard collecting leaves. Every minute you spend being active counts and before you know it, that minute becomes five minutes, then ten...etc. You get my drift.
How many miles do you think you'll walk, run, bike or skate this week? How many minutes?