Thursday, January 7, 2010

31 Ways to Eat and Slim #7

7) Be an action hero.

Basically this tip is all about exercise. Self says that if your diet is like a new shiny bike, regular exercise helps keep air in the tires. Self says to engage in heart-thumping activity for at least 30 minutes, five days a week to burn calories, strengthen your heart and gain energy.

My Skinny- Well we all know we need exercise so the trick is fitting it into our lifestyle. You don't have to join a gym to exercise. I suggest walking. It's easy and it can be fun. Grab your dog...who needs the exercise too ... and take a fast pace walk around your neighborhood. Too hot or cold? Go to the mall and walk around at a fast pace...no stopping for shopping...you're there for exercise. Self always has floor exercises in their magazine each month as well. Plus you can go to their website and get the same exercise routines. Exercise doesn't need to be daunting or expensive. If you have kids, take them to the playground and run around with them. Got a dog, take it to the dog park and play fetch. Live near the beach, PERFECT walking area! Also, just like food logging, make a workout schedule. If you schedule it you'll be able to do it because you'll have the time marked out for it. Also, don't do it 5 days in a row if you are busy everyday after work, use the weekends and take Mondays off and the maybe Thursday or Friday off.

So since I said, if I don't do the tip I will commit to doing it. I have scheduled these workouts.....

Thursday (today)- 30 mins on treadmill after work
Friday - 30 mins on treadmill after work
Saturday - OFF
Sunday - 30 mins on treadmill in the morning
Monday - OFF
Tuesday - 30 mins on treadmill after work
Wednesday - 30 mins on treadmill after work

We have a gym in our community that is paid for through our HOA. So I have now committed to going there after work. Today, I will go home change and go to the gym. However, the other days, I will be prepared and put clothes in my car and go directly to the gym before going home. That way I don't get caught up in dinner, pets, etc. I'll post my success!


1 comment:

  1. So Thursday night...went home ... changed and walked (at 3.8) on the treadmill for 30 mins while watching jeopardy. YAY!

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