I'm quickly finding out that if I don't get a workout in shortly after I get all 4 kids on the school bus, I find myself putting it off until, next thing you know, the kids are home from school, it's time to start supper, somebody (or all 4) need help with their homework, etc. etc. etc.
Now I am establishing a routine where I get my 2 high schoolers on the bus, then I have about a 1/2 hour to log in to SP and have my 2 cups of coffee before I need to get the younger 2 on the bus. While they're getting ready, I'll have my breakfast & finish up on SP to help get me fired up for the day. Once the kids are all gone....it's go time!!
Yesterday I decided to combine a chore (cutting the grass) with a workout session...since I had to use the old pushmower & empty out the bag about 6 times (which took an hour!) I considered that to be a workout. My arms were burning from pushing (my nice self-propelled mower is currently on the fritz), my legs were burning, and I worked up a sweat! I got a chore done that was on my to-do list for the day, AND got a workout in!
I felt so good & pumped up about it that when I went to my youngest daughter's school to join her for an after school activity (she joined the "Love to Run Club" where you learn how to run a mini-marathon & build up your endurance), I was actually able to run for about a half-mile, or 5-6 minutes straight!!! This is a personal record for me! This was her 3rd session. The 1st session, we had to run a half-mile, which I only did about just over half of that. The 2nd session we missed cuz my daughter was sick. So my half-mile was a HUGE accomplishment for me!
I was still so pumped up about it that after supper, we decided to watch The Biggest Loser on TV. I dragged my recumbent bike out of my office/workout room into the living room, where I not only watched the show with my kids, but I racked up 10 miles on my bike!!!
The point of my rather long-winded little story here is that once you start out your day on a positive, productive note, it just kinda carries thru the rest of your day. By the end of the day, you can really surprise yourself with what you've accomplished!
I hope this motivates at least 1 person to get started on the right foot today....I know I'm now fired up for another AWESOME day!!!
Don't expect a good day...make one!
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