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JAM2DREW Posts: 11,003
5/7/13 2:37 P

I like the brushing teeth analogy. Thank you for sharing and the ideas.

Yes, I know that I could find 10 minutes to exercise on most days. But I struggle with that all or none mentality and haven't figured out how to get over that hump. I have 5 kids, work full time, volunteer on a board, etc. I am so exhausted most days I fall into bed or I just want to veg out with tv or a book for a hour which is something that I rarely do or have time for. I know it is all a choice but right now I am struggling with making that choice due to everything else.

JENSTRESS Posts: 2,219
5/7/13 2:16 P

I couldn't agree more with the previous posters.

I have two kids, a full time job, and a very hectic schedule. If it means getting up at 5am to workout, I do it. I eat healthy, and make choices EVERY day that help me to do it. I have to wake up in the morning and CHOOSE to be healthy. I have to pack my lunches that are healthy and choose to eat them. I make healthy dinners. It is never easy, but it is very simple.

If I don't have anything prepared or ready for dinner, I might have a hard time, but I also have go to fixers. LIke breakfast for dinner. Sure makes it a lot easier!!!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,079
5/7/13 12:47 P

I agree with DRAGONCHILDE. If being healthy is important to you, then you make the time. I may not have kids or a family to care for, but I am very busy nonetheless. I make time to eat right and exercise. I make time for my affirmations and Bible time. I make time because, frankly, i am the only one who can do it for me.

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5/7/13 9:32 A

Make time. I get it; with twokids myself, it's easy to get busy.

Look at your exercise and eating not as yet another thing to do,but a way of taking care of yourself. A 20 minute walk will give you time to decompress and relax, gather your thoughts, and face the day. You can even use it to organize your thoughts on planning.

Here's something I read in Self Magazine today.

Think about brushing your teeth. Do you stress over how you're going to fit brushing your teeth in, even when you're late? No, you have to do it for good health, so you do it.

Exercise is no different. You have time to find 10 minutes to exercise. Just make it a priority. I guarantee your daughter's graduation party won't be any the worse for it, and just might be better, since your brain will function better on exercise.

JAM2DREW Posts: 11,003
5/7/13 8:59 A

Life is really insane right now. I just had confirmation for my son, my daughter is graduating in 2 weeks and I'm trying to plan the party, two boys are playing baseball and one is playing rugby, hubby is out of town for 2 weeks, and work is crazy busy as well. Needless to say, I haven't exercised in over a week and have been eating way more than I should for my calorie range. I can't focus on yet another thing. What does one do when life is this crazy?

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