Friday, June 8, 2012

i like to move it move it [health journal#2]

The title says it all!  You don't have to start training for a triathlon today to feel better.  Just start moving more.  You'll be surprised how much energy you have to move once you start doing it.

I've been sick all week=no exercise and to say I had an emotional breakdown last night would be the understatement of the year.  I felt like everything in my life was falling apart and of course Jeffree got the brunt of it.  This morning I was still feeling down.  I was trying to think of how I could make it up to my main man.  Then I realized that the best thing I could do for my relationship with my spouse (the best thing I can do for my relationship with anyone) was get out and exercise.  Yep.  I'm a better wife, a better mom, and a better me when I take care of myself.  So with screaming child in tow, I made myself get going.  Half a mile later I was already feeling better.  2.5 miles later I feel like I can do anything.  So make the change - get up and move it!

Some easy ways to move it a little bit more:

dance to your favorite song or music video
do squats while you fold your laundry or make your lunch
crawl after your kiddos
run a few laps around your backyard while your children play
do some stair steps
jumping jacks or punches
walk instead of driving
walk in place during your favorite tv episode

You don't have to go to the gym to burn those calories.  Just get out of your chair and move.

Happy exercising!


  1. Lori...I love this! Your blog makes me so happy to read!

  2. Amen! Exercise helps so much!!