Already Day 20 into the New Year.
Where are you at in meeting your goals? Are you still focused? Did you fall off the wagon? Who cares! Jump back on!
My nutrition tanked this weekend. Can we say COOKIES? On Friday, I ate more then my fair share of the GIANT Hy-Vee frosted cookie I talked about in last nights post. My aunt Jeanne sent home a gallon size bag of homemade Neiman Marcus cookies that I have snacked on all weekend long. And, my aunt Sarah brought down some to.die.for cookies from a bakery in Des Moines, IA, that I gladly helped myself to.
My workout schedule remained some-what in tact. I could have added a little more activity on Saturday, but, we will just chalk it up to leaving ‘room for improvement.’
And now, for some Monday Motivation:
5 Reasons To Exercise
1. Improves Mood!
A happier, more relaxed, productive and confidence ridden YOU. Why choose crabby over happy?!
See you at the corner of Health and Happiness!
2. Controls Weight
Burn calories, melt fat, boost metabolism!
Burning more calories means eating more food to fuel your body. No, not Doritos. Reach for an apple and string cheese, or peanut butter and celery!
3. Helps you Sleep!
Getting your heart rate up and body moving means a better nights rest! Make your body work! The more it is worked, the more rest it needs to recuperate. Just don’t do it too close to bed time, otherwise you run the risk of re-energizing your body for the night. And we all know there are only so many sheep to count.
4. Relieves Stress and Reverses Signs of Early Aging
Stress = Bad.
Bad for our bodies, minds, attitudes and looks. Getting in a killer workout helps relieve that built up stress from our day. Getting rid of that stress also helps reverse the ugly long-term effects that stress has on our bodies. Think younger looking. Who doesn’t want that?
Yes, bonding over drinks and trash talk at happy hour relieves stress as well, but who wants the after-effects of a bloated body, killer headache and the snack attacks that hangovers bring? Choose punching a bag at the gym, lifting some weights or running like you are training for the Hunger Games.
5. IT’S FUN!
Blah blah blah. I DON’T want to hear about how you hate exercising, sweating, etc.
Find SOMETHING that you like to do that gets you moving and your heart rate elevated. Walk your dog, box, garden, mow, shovel snow, dance, run, swim, bike, take aerobics, lift weights, throw in a DVD workout.
Bring a friend, make it a fun experience where you can engage in conversation and laugh over your ridiculous coordination. I don’t care. Find something and do it!
Tell me, what activity are you going to incorporate into your Monday?