Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to make sure you’re moving your body throughout the day, and have fun with it!
While a regimented exercise program may be a good and necessary thing for some, being fit and healthy doesn’t always have to include formal “exercise.”
I will admit I think I might be blessed with amazing health and physical fitness genes (I have aunts who work retail on their feet and downhill ski, both in their 70s and 80s, no kidding), so don’t hate me when I say that I lost all my baby weight without actually exercising. I just try to keep moving during the day.
I do really appreciate a good workout, and I love getting outside for walks when I can (in Michigan, that’s not always very often November through March). My husband, on the other hand, has been working out formally with P90X, running a 10K, and now Insanity, six days a week. (Yikes.) If you do want a formal exercise program, you might like Thrive90, designed for busy parents and never taking longer than 30 minutes.
Some way, some how, it is important to pair physical work with great nutrition to keep our bodies at optimal health, whether your goal is to lose weight or you’ve thrown out the scale in an effort to simply be healthy, no matter what the numbers say. See more of the Real Food Weight Loss and Exercise series…
Here are some other great ways to keep moving without waking up early to exercise:
- taking a walk
- playing a sport with your child(ren)
- playing Wii Sports
- joining a league/team
- go dancing
- rolling out homemade tortillas by hand
- kneading bread dough
For one last idea for you married folks about how to stay fit with your spouse on “date nights,” check out my guest post today at Fit Marriage: How Marriage Helps You Stay Fit – God’s Way Spoiler alert – may be a little risqué for some KS readers! Proceed with caution…
Disclosure: I am an affiliate with Fit Marriage Thrive90. See my full disclosure statement here.