I don’t know about you, but I seem to find myself getting in a rut, well not sure if rut is the correct word, but during the winter, I get lazy as far as exercising is concerned. I talk myself out of getting up early to exercise, telling myself that it’s too cold and still dark outside, just stay in bed. Well now, here I am trying to get back into an exercise routine and count calories. At one time, I would be doing this to get ready for bikini season. Now I do it to be able to wear shorts and a sleeveless top. Actually, I don’t really care so much about losing weight as I do just been healthy. I think what we put into our bodies is very important to a long life, along with exercise. I think 30 minutes a day 5 days a week is sufficient and at least 2 days a week of weight bearing/strength training exercises are vital. I think this is especially true for us women forty and older. Keeping our muscles and bones healthy and strong to help in the prevention of osteoporosis.
I work better under pressure. So if I have a motivator and apply a little pressure I know I can attain my goals. I also make sure that I set small goals that are attainable so I don’t set myself of for failure. Now, this doesn’t mean that I never fail, quite the contrary, but if you set unrealistic goals and are always failing, you will feel like a failure and give up. Like I said, I occasionally fail but I learn from it. My failures make me stronger; make me better!
I will share with you some of my diet/exercise tips and my trials and tribulations as time goes on. I would love to hear some of your tips/secrets to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle! Hope to hear from you! Enjoy life!!!
Donna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and her family love.