Last Sunday, Megan posted a personal message about some of her health issues and the changes she’s making to help heal herself from the inside out. I’m so happy that she has received such love and support from all of you on her new journey to better health!
Today’s its my turn to share!
So let’s start with a confession:
My name is Britten and I LOVE TO EXERCISE – almost as much as I love papercrafting!!!
Without a doubt, what you eat is the most important thing about maintaining good health. I have friends who can’t exercise because of old injuries or other ailments, but as soon as they change how and what they are eating, the pounds start to melt away.
Food Is Fuel.
What you do with that fuel is up to you.
Me? I use it to exercise.
(Yep, my gym shoes have pink laces)
We are lucky enough to have a YMCA within walking distance of our home. It has a great play area where the girls hang out while I’m sweating my butt off in the fitness center.
I’m lucky that I love to exercise…many MANY people don’t. Trust me…I didn’t always love it. But now that I’m done having children, now that I’m on the other side of 35(!), now that I have two little girls that I want to be around for as they grow up…I look forward to it each and every day. I can’t wait to put on my sneakers, turn up my iPod and sweat out any bad mood, sad mood, or frustrations that I’m dealing with at the time. I love knowing that each step on the stairmaster, each dumbbell curl, each and every lunge & squat is strengthening my mind, body, and spirit.
Of course, not everyone wants to or has time to go to the gym every day. But if you are physically able (always check with your doctor before starting any type of exercise plan) you can start making small changes that will put you on the road to better health. TODAY.
The fastest and (cheapest!) way to start exercising is just to walk. When you drive anywhere…find a space at the back of the lot instead of parking in the front. Walk down all the aisles in the grocery store – even if you don’t need anything on those shelves. Take the kids to the mall early in the morning and push them around in the stroller. Find a school that lets you walk around their track while the kids ride their bikes. Walk in the woods. Walk in the mountains. Walk on the beach.
I promise you won’t regret it.
I’d love to hear from all of you! What do YOU do for exercise?