14 May 2012

Healthy Challenge - Day #3 -- Exercise


Now we all dread this but it needs to be done!

For me, going to the gym can be intimidating and time consuming. I used to go to the gym before class but that meant showering at the locker room and getting ready there. I just never felt like I could get ready on my terms. So for me that only worked for a little while. If that is your style I condone it 100%!

In high school I paid a lot of money (well my parents did) on a membership at the nicest gym in our area. I would go every morning at about 6 am with my sister in law. It was a great bonding time for us and at the time I was in much better shape than now. Now I'm valuing my sleep more and REALLY cutting back on expenses. However I do miss being able to watch TV while running on the treadmills.

Lately my workout plan has consisted of Jillian Michael's 30 day shred DVD. I'm loving it. I thought I would hate listening to her but it's not bad at all and there is an option to turn off her direction and just have music. 
This is really working for me because I can give it a good and hard 20 min every morning and feel great the rest of the day.

I know there are a million ways to get some exercise. The important this is to just get some form of it. If it's been a long time since you've worked out then just start slow. Work your way into the longer segments. Make sure you are safely elevating your heart rate and getting a sweat -- it'll make the post shower feel so much better!

What ways are you getting some exercise? What makes it easier?

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