Monday, January 5, 2015

The Happiness Project: January (pt. 2)

The Happiness Project
January 2015 : Boost Energy


"There is a staggering amount of evidence to show that exercise is good for you. Among other benefits, people who exercise are healthier, think more clearly, sleep better, and have delayed onset of dementia."
25% of Americans don't get any exercise at all.
That would be me.

Bahahahaha!!! This is so funny!! If I didn't like exercising so much I'd totally use this excuse
"Just by exercising 20 minutes a day for 3 days a week for 6 weeks, normally tired people boosted their energy".
-Try to get yourself out of the door several times a week.
A beginner's running guide
-Walking triggers the body's relaxation response and helps reduce stress.
- Even a quick 10 minute walk provides an immediate energy boost and improves your mood.
I haven't met a situation where a walk did not solve every problem I have ever had.
Get a pedometer.
A High Tech Pedometer: Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker (it syncs with your smart phone) | Gifts for Young Women
This one is $50, but you can buy cheaper ones.
- Aim for at least 10,000 steps a day- a number that reportedly keeps most people from gaining weight.
I just thought this was so cute. I really think most of us take weight loss too seriously.      We need to be honest with ourselves. It's ok if we don't want to workout 5 x's a week for an hour.     You know what exercises you don't mind doing and you know how much time you have to spend on exercising during the week. Start there!!!!    This time, when you start your weight loss program, set yourself up for SUCCESS not failure!    Wendy  Online Personal Trainer  Fitness/Lifestyle Consult

-There are a gazillion ideas on Pinterest on how to make sure you walk at least 10,000 steps a day.
9 Ways to Get 10,000 Steps a Day - Big Ways to Boost Your Daily Activity
Walking helps you to think more clearly and boosts energy.
Inhale.  Exhale.
Fact: Light deprivation is one reason that people feel tired, and even 5 minutes of daylight stimulates production of serotonin and dopamine, brain chemicals that improve mood.
For #MyTimeMonday, remember to take time for yourself. If you love running, take 30 minutes to run outside, if you love walking, do the same. It's important to have alone time to renew yourself, and clear your mind! #Monday #MyTime #Run #Walk #rejuvenate #refresh #cozifamily #family #parenting
Things that motivate:
- find a walking partner
- buy new (pretty) comfy walking shoes :O)
Nike LunarFly+ 3 - Womens Running Shoes
-turn on some music
For your ears: Beats by Dr. Dre 'Tour' In-Ear ControlTalk® Headphones #GetMoving #Nordstrom
-don't try to schedule the perfect time- just go!
So, now that I have all the facts, what am I going to do?
So far, since the New Year, I have walked with Peter 3x a week for 30 minutes. I want to add a few alone walks too, but for now that is my goal.....
(at least) 3 times a week x 30 minutes.
It's a start!!

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