I was looking through the photos from my mom’s birthday party. They’re great — lovely photos of everyone there — smiles and laughter on every face! But, as I peered through the pictures, I noticed, with a little stab of shock, that I need to lose a
little lot of weight! The camera really doesn’t lie, so… I have started to add some movement back into my daily routine.
I have been doing this quick, little mini-workout every morning for the past couple of weeks to get me into the habit of exercising. It’s perfect because it is fast (and relatively painless) and is really energizing — I believe I could [GASP!] give up my morning cup of coffee because this little routine wakes me up so well — (but I
probably won’t do that!!). Since I have started this little exercise program, I feel better throughout the day and I have a lot more energy.
Now, I think I am ready to add in some “real” exercise to get me into shape (and shed some pounds along the way). I am going to start on a walking routine two or three days a week, probably in the early evenings, after dinner. The only problem with that will be the temptation to skip the walk after a long work day… but I hope to establish a habit that will stick.
I am also going to devise a nightly yoga practice that will give me a holistic routine that will benefit my mind and soul as well as my physical well-being. And giving up junk food — will certainly help and should be easy (except for cheesecake and chocolate!!)
Getting back into shape is a great goal for me to work towards, and I am excited about getting healthier (and thinner). By writing about it here, I hope to resolve to keep this commitment to get fit to get healthy!!
Mini Morning Workout: 10 days… and counting!