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One of my goals for this year is to start moving more. I struggle with the idea that exercise is only good for losing weight and would really like to digest the notion that exercise is good for more than just looking cute.
This week I have been working on taking walks around the neighborhood with my kids. They are finally at the age when I only have to push one in a stroller as the older three can keep up with me (obviously, we’re not setting any land-speed records). And “working on taking walks” I mean I took two this week. While I didn’t break a significant sweat, my heart rate did increase for about 30 minutes and the kids loved the adventure. It’s a start, right?
The kids on our walk today. The threat of rain (and dusk quickly approaching) cut the walk short. Love the Pacific Northwest!
I do know that fitting exercise into a busy schedule is a challenge, as is doing it with little kids underfoot, but I am convinced that it is doable as long as it’s a priority and we set reasonable expectations. I probably can’t go to the gym and take a one hour cardio class class five days a week, but I certainly can take my kids on a walk, do a 30-minute Jillian Michael’s DVD or bench-press the baby a couple of times a day.
I’d love to hear how you all fit exercise into your daily or weekly routine!
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