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A new motto goes a loooong way!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The past few weeks I haven't felt like I have been working out at all, but in actuality I have burning the calories UP!

We have been rock climbing on the weekends, (which is SO much fun & an item on my 2013 bucket list I can check off!) and spending a lot of days cooling off at the lake. My kiddos are learning to swim so I spend pretty much the whole time in the water treading or racing to different underwater landmarks. I have also been spending a lot of my time doing my new favorite activity: making electricity - but that will be another post emoticon

This all got me thinking. Weeks ago one of my 4 year olds and I went for an early morning jog - oh it was such a great jog. He made it a mile and we walked back hand in hand! I am not a natural jogger by any means so "good" jogs are seriously far and in between (maybe 1 out of 30 jogs). Later that week I went for a jog and it was a mess. I made it a 1/2 mile and turned around for home - struggling the whole way, and I have not been jogging since. Since then my workouts have been nothing but fun things incorporated into my day... leaving me with the new motto "If it feels like a workout- I'm not doing it!"

Jogging has always been a struggle for me, yet it is always the first thing I grasp too when I start a "new" workout regiment - knowing full well, I hate it, I'm not good at it, I get discouraged, and I quit working out because of it. So no more jogging!!!! It feels like a workout EVERY time I go out to do it.... and since I declared this as my new motto, I feel so much lighter and happier knowing I am not going to be torturing myself any longer!

Will I give it up forever? Who know! But for now - It feels like a workout so I'm not doing it!

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  • DARLY55
    This is great! I love your new motto - I totally agree with you! emoticon
    1702 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Do what you love and you will continue to do it! If you don't like to run, then don't run. It sounds like you have found many other fun things to do that is burning calories!
    1702 days ago
    It sounds like you are having a great time. And moving around a lot!
    1702 days ago
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