Archive for the ‘Loving Movement (aka Exercise)’ Category

Flylady and Taking Care of Oneself

August 4, 2010

If ever I am tempted to excuse myself from an activity that would be categorized as “taking care of myself” by labeling that activity as “selfish,” I hope I remember that when other folks in my life make sure they are taking care of themselves, I do not consider it selfish. In fact, I consider it a gift. It is a gift to others around us when we make time and an effort to care for ourselves as best we can.

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Getting Moving as This Month’s Habit

May 5, 2010

Oh, I do LOVE it when the habit Flylady suggests we develop in any given month is one that is already firmly established in my routine. For example, this month, I really don’t have to work on Getting Moving at all. I’m definitely moving a lot!

But, maybe that means I should use my time and energy developing another habit–like, say, decluttering. Hmm….

Family Fun Today

February 13, 2010

Rumor has it that there is some serious Family Fun in the works, so stay tuned….

But, first, some decluttering, some exercise and some creativity.

Routine and Exercise

January 22, 2010

Because we had an unexpected opportunity to look at some bakery equipment locally and then I had Bunco last night (yea!), I didn’t exercise yesterday. I usually take Wednesday off from exercising, but I rarely-to-never take two days in a row off. This morning, my body is begging me to exercise it. I guess this is what an exercise habit feels like! Better go “Walk the Walk” before my body protests any more.

P.S. Happy Birthday to my firstborn! Twenty-three years have flown by!

Jazzercise

September 16, 2009

Before I say anything else, I want to say that I LOVE Jazzercise and I am so very, very grateful that we have two wonderful Jazzercise instructors here in our small, rural town.  Having Jazzercise available three times per week means that I don’t have to come up with my own exercise plan for at least those three days.  And I really do love Jazzercising.

That said, I am wondering how a person who exercises at least five days per week — usually six — can still manage to be so sore after a workout?  My arms and quads are feelin’ it this week at Jazzercise, that’s for sure.  Kim C.’s routine is definitely kicking my rear end.

I really am grateful for this “pain,” though, because it means that my body is still being challenged instead of becoming too efficient at exercising.  I like it that I can feel muscles that I forgot I had because it means that they are being strengthened.  And I need all the physical strength and stamina that I can muster to keep up with the Flylady routines that my household requires.

(Just don’t tell Kim or she might make the set even more challenging next time.)