Believe me, it took me a while to believe that just playing tag or hide and seek with my niece and nephew was exercise, but it was. Maybe i didn't break a sweat or work major muscle groups, but that 20 minutes or so playing with the kids did so much for my mood. The smile on their faces told me that I did good. They still remember playing in the lake at the cabin and being thrown in the water and dunked. They remembered the leisurely walks down the path to the main road.
My nieces and nephews are my big why. Losing weight is NOT my number one goal. In fact it comes down in the top 10. I want to be healthy--100% function of body, mind and spirit with no evidence of disease. Once I get to that point i will no longer be overweight. I will be a good influence on the younger set.
I understand busy and I understand tired and I understand sore. What I can't understand is looking into the face of my 8 month old nephew and denying him knowing his most favorite aunty because she was too tired, sore or busy to take care of herself.
so if that means just stepping in place for 10 minutes in front of the tv or taking a short walk is all I have time for? Then I will do it.