My Journey to 100 Days to Amazing-Day 15

physically fit

Today’s tip for Amazingness:

Exercise, A little goes a Long Way!

How often do we complain about being overweight, out of shape etc. and say something like “it sure was easier getting unfit/fat/out of shape”?  Was it?  It took me 20 years to get to the pudgy, out of breath, tired, person that I had become.  If I looked at it in reverse I might say it was hard work getting there.

I mean really, when my friends said “Hey wanna play volleyball?” and I said “ehhhh, I’ll watch” or when I could have had fresh fruits and veggies and went for the deep fried Oreo instead I was putting my unfitness plan into action.  If I keep this up in 20 years I could have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and be the absolute picture of the Renaissance woman! You know, those pudgy nudes from way back? ok, well I’ve already got the last part, yea, curvy is the word!  I got a big butt and I cannot lie…all about that bass… you get the idea. –Side note I am not bashing myself.  The truth is I am  overweight but working towards changing my future health, and my husband thinks I”m beautiful and most days I do too.  It is still good to be real.

Ok, I’m being a bit silly, but only a bit.  And the truth is it will take less time to become fit, but it isn’t nearly as fun.  At least that is how most of us perceive it.  My really fit friends never stopped playing.  They hike, bike ride, run, play sports, walk everywhere etc. and none of them consider that exercise and they do consider it fun.  They do these actions in addition to exercise and I find most of them naturally want to eat well as a result.

Great for them you say?  Yea, me too, sometimes.  But I am willing to change my mind.  I want a real paradigm shift.  I want to get to the place where I consider sitting around being inactive, eating too much and too many of the wrong things to be a yucky thought.  It will take time. This is the path I’m on. I’m not on a diet, I’m on a fitness quest. It isn’t about overweight or underweight, it is about being healthy and satisfied.

The good news is that it takes less time for a fat person to become fit than for a fit person to become fitter.  It is also been proven that exercise is cumulative, meaning you can do little bits all day and still benefit. Try some small things and you can find some great manageable ideas on Pinterest, like 5 exercises for your arms, or the 30 day plank challenge etc.

When you get discouraged remember to just do what you can do and do a little bit more  next time.  One good method of speeding up your endurance is “mini wind sprints” which Covert Bailey, a nutritional biochemist and exercise physiologist popular in the 90’s describes as “Wind sprint is a familiar term to athletes. For them it means to sprint or go very fast. But it’s the first word — WIND — that should really be emphasized, because the purpose of the exercise is to get momentarily winded. Athletes have to go very fast to get winded. Out-of-shape people can get winded from just walking. (It might have been easier to explain this technique if I had made up a new name for it, such as “The Get Winded Exercise.”)…read the rest of the article here.  In other words, just push your self every so often in your exercise, for example go for a walk, but every 4 minutes walk faster until you are a little winded then walk normally again.

They say that the answer to the question “What is the best exercise?” is “The one you will do”.  So let’s get out there and get moving and maybe we can encourage each other in the process. More importantly let’s decide it is fun and just a normal part of life!  Be amazing today, move!

So, how’s it going towards my personal goals to amazing? 

Goal one, my Shaklee Business:Yesterday was a catch up day and I got my Facebook party published!

Goal two, my health and fitness: Yesterday was a great day for me, I got in two really good workouts and felt completely refreshed!

Today is a grandbaby day, but I will commit to “move it” and of course I will Strip and Shake.

100 Days to Amazing!  You can do amazing things.

I believe you can; you believe you can too!

 What the 100 Days is about:

I was at the Shaklee Global Conference August 12-16th and we were challenged to 100 Days of Amazing with the question of what could we accomplish in 100 days if we really tried?  I was inspired by the challenge, both as a business builder who wants to grow my business in 100 days and as an individual!  What could I do in 100 days?

My Journey to Amazing: My 100 Days to Amazing are committed to making a more successful business as a Shaklee Independent Distributor and I am also committed to 100 days to amazing health and fitness. I want to be fit for my future making sure that my health span matches my life span as closely as possible.  This is my Journey.







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