In Your Home and Homeschool
As we are ending the month of July, I have been reflecting back on this month and the first half of this year. I have committed myself to taking care of myself daily.
As a mom, I know how hard it is to have a regular fitness routine. For years, I would start and stop with exercise routines. Little things and big things would derail my plans. Sometimes, I would be doing great, and then I would get derailed one day. Before I knew it 6 months or a year passed, and I was not exercising at all.
Four years ago, I decided it was time I put my exercise plans into my daily routine and keep it there. I had several health issues, and I wanted to feel better. I also wanted to be a good example for my children.
Over the years my children had seen me exercise infrequently, and I wanted to model for them that exercise was a choice that I was going to make each day.
Exercise can be done in many ways. You can walk, run, do exercise videos, use a fitness app, or use a fitness tracker to track steps. You can play with your kids for exercise. You can use resistance bands or weights. You can go to a gym or fitness class.
The main thing is that you need to pick a time of day that you can consistently use for exercise. For me, I have to exercise early in the day. If I wait until afternoon or evening, I put it off and never get around to it.
If you have not exercise in a while, it is going to be hard. You need to use your small baby steps and have small progresses. You can track information on a calendar. I am pretty serious about my training, so I have a training notebook. I track a lot of data. It helps me see the small progresses.
Remember that you are doing it to take care of yourself. Put in some rewards for progress. Write down your goals. Each day is a new beginning. You cannot give yourself a guilt trip for the past. Start fresh. Start small. Just start now. I know you can do it!
Your Zone Mission today is to declutter and sweep front porch.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wash sheets.
My menu plan for Monday is take out chicken after a long afternoon of appointments.
Have a great day!
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