I've always had an all or nothing approach to exercise. If I can't squeeze in at least an hour of exercise at a time, then I just won't do it at all. I have always felt like it wasn't worth my effort to only put in 20 minutes or so into a workout just to have to stop it. So, no exercise for me. Well, when you do this over and over for a few years, the results are...me.
So, I am trying to have a more relaxed approach to exercise these days and we shall see if it sticks. My goal is movement. As much of it as I can get in a day. This morning I got up and was out the door by 5:45 and did a walk/run routine for 30 minutes, then came in the house for a little stretching before shower time. Normally, I would have just set the alarm for later and given up altogether because I didn't get my hour but I know I good I feel when I get an a.m. workout in so I got my butt up and did it. (yeah, brownie points!)
I get an hour for lunch every day, so I am going to try and spend at least 20 minutes of that doing some movement, probably walking...which will be hard since that's my serious reading and/or nap time. But, I think it will help perk me up for my long afternoon. That's the goal anyway. I'm going to start it today and see how it goes. Bottom line: movement is key.
P.S. Our bowling team rocked the house last night and got 18 of the 22 points. Watch out everyone, we are a force to be reckoned with (just at our own leisurely pace).
P.P.S. I still hate my scale.