Monday, October 1, 2012

Push, Push and have fun

   This weekend I talked with a ton of people about exercise and their habits.  The consensus I got is that most people don't push past the burn or the fatigue.   If we don't push past that burn or when we feel tired then we won't make any changes in our body.

   Here is my slogan: "Challenge = Change,"  You will hear me say this so so much because it's incredibly true.  Some times when my son does exercise with me he'll say "mom, this is hard."  And I will say "yes, that's an exercise."  Exercise is more than using your body, it's strengthening it.   If you stop at the burn or fatigue then you've done a good thing and have used your body.  But I know you want a Great thing, and to improve your body.  So don't be afraid of failing, don't be afraid of yourself, push past it.  Challenge yourself and make a change.

  Even if you can only do 5 more reps or 5 more minutes.  You've still increased your strength by that much and if you keep that up you will start to see results.
Also don't forget to have FUN! Exercise can be so fun.  The other day my boys and I exercised for almost an hour and a half.  I was sweating!  Do you know what we did?  We turned on some music and danced.  We did everything from the Limbo Rock to the Party Rock Anthem.  Then we used 1 lb. dumbbells as swords and tried to poke each other and chase one another all other the house.  They loved it so much they asked for it again a couple of days later.
There are so many fun things you can do.  I'll try and get some video of some great fun exercises so you can follow along too.

Remember to get results you need to push it and have FUN with it too.

1 comment:

  1. Jamie!! I found your blog through Lia's did I not know about it?? It's awesome! Keep it up, fit mom! And...your house looks amazing! Here I am all this time picturing wall patches and power tools, you are so modest on the phone, lol. I love you! Look forward to reading all your posts!