Happy Monday! Remember? We're excited about Mondays now because we get to start new goals! You guys did AWESOME with the healthy lifestyle challenge last week. This week, we're focusing on FITNESS! Oh ya, time to get our buns movin' and a groovin'.
Okay, it's time for some truth that some of us might not want to hear. YOU SHOULD BE GETTING AT LEAST 30 MINUTES OF EXERCISE A DAY. So many people get overwhelmed thinking about this, because they're too afriad to go to the gym, feel like they don't have time, don't think it will really make them feel better, etc, etc, etc. Guess what? All of those ideas are negative ones that wont get you anywhere, and it's time to kiss them goodbye. There are SO many different ways that you can fit in your excercise each day. This week, we will be exploring your options, and weighing out the benefits.
A common misconception is that women don't need to do strength training. That is WRONG. Building your muscles by lifting weights is so crucial to good health. I found this out first hand as I stopped doing weights, and spent most of my time running 6-9 miles a day. This is why I am now in physical therapy for my knee... It gives you enhanced performance in life in general, increases your metabolic rate, gives injury prevention, increases lean muscle mass, the list goes on and on! So, while you are thinking this week about what you want to change to in your fitness routine, keep this in mind.
YOUR CHALLENGE THIS WEEK is to set a fitness goal for yourself, and keep track of the difference you feel for one week. Link up back here on FRIDAY, with your post about your goal, and what you will be doing to achieve it! Remember, if you aren't currently excercising, starting to walk even 10 minutes a day will make you feel a difference. Just think, that's already 70 min MORE of excercise for your beautiful body each week! You don't need to be running marathons (well...yet :) ), but you DO need to be keeping your bodies active! So go get your tooshies moving! What will you be doing today to kick off fitness week!?
PS: The Shop Kempt giveaway will be announced tomorrow, along with a GIVEAWAY FROM GUSSY SEWS!!! You lucky little ducks.