Friday, November 16, 2012
Although I love going to the gym (love it!) it seems pretty silly to sit on my butt all day at home just to go to the gym and work out. Sometimes I catch myself doing things at the gym that are ridiculously simple, like calf raises - I can do that while I brush my teeth! Move on to bigger and better things! So I've been trying to incorperate "fitness" into my everyday life by doing moderate goals each day. For example, one day my goal was to eat 4 servings of veggies. I NEVER eat veggies. Then one day it was to drink only water, no juice or milk or soda (it was surpringly tough to skip juice, I love my pink lemonade). One day was 3 servings of fruit. Thanks to these little goals I'm now more conscientious EVERY day about water/fruits/veggies! And every day I try to find some way to be active so I'm not 99% Couch Potato, 1% Gym Rat. Luckily it's fall, and that means lots of raking leaves! LOTS of leaves. We have 3 mature trees, and 2 of them have giant leaves (the other is a willow), and our neighbor has a MASSIVE sycamore that also drops leaves into our yard. All summer I sat outside while my kids rode bikes and I'd read my book, sitting on my bum, but now I make it a point to DO something - typically, rake. I don't have any cute pictures of the kids in the leaves, or of *how good* I look doing yardwork in my pajama pants and a sweatshirt, and I bet you're not particularly interested in how many mature trees we have, but I AM curious: what other fitness suggestions might you have? Lay it on me.