My motivation to get in shape and be healthier is 1) my dog who always looks at me with big brown eyes just so i can play with her and 2) the thought of having children. How can i teach them to be healthy and have a healthy start if i'm not healthy?
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I like to bend and twist and lift and dig. It all works out the body while gardening It is amazing the workout one can get just working in the yard. I get a lot of bending and twisting when I weed. I get weight lifting carrying bags of potting soil, buckets of water, and moving things around. It all adds up in the scheme of things.
I often find I have trouble trying to find time to accomplish things around the house, such as cleaning, laundry, chores, maintenance. An easy way to get things done without too much effort or wasted time is to devote 15 minutes or less each day to a certain activity. For ex: dusting before bed.
It is easier than you think to quickly do a little chore and it really does not exert too much energy if you are tired. You can even quickly accomplish something in just 5 minutes. You also have the added benefit of a cleaner and more efficient house, less stress on cleaning day, and extra time.
If things aren't working for you the way they have been - don't get frustrated- just flip things around. If you normally eat a big dinner, switch it up and have your largest meal for breakfast. If you normally work out at night, switch it up and work out in the morning.
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