Road trips contraindicated for energy to exercise

Monday, January 05, 2009

Road trips contraindicated for energy to exercise

Six hours on the road. Ick. 4 month old in the back of my husband's 2000 Monterro Sport that needs a new suspension double ick. Actually baby slept most of the trip and my friend kept me company with good convo- but I hate not moving. I realized how much my mood and energy depends on movement.

I felt sapped of all energy looking at my bags ready to be put away. The bottles on the counter taunted me. (And they are the annoying Dr. Brown's bottles with an inconceivable # of parts) I looked away from both of them. Ten minutes for me.

I joined the Spark Team, NEW YOU bootcamp. I did the day 1 video. After 6 hours of driving on the road, I was pretty proud of myself. (see blogs are where you get to pat yourself on the back emoticon and if you don't do it no one will!) Anyhow, 10 minutes of cardio, mostly kickboxing. Pretty good! That round house kick made me feel very uncoordinated, but that will come with time too.

Then I decided I love to write, inspire, and connect with others so I'm going to blog about it all. Now I'm blogging about it and again the bags are asking to be unpacked, the cats want attention, Dr. Brown's bottles need to be sanitized. And I will get to it all, knowing I FIRST made time for me. Always at least 10 minutes.

Keep the positive energy flowing, it could be momentous.

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    Thanks for the kind blog comment. It sounds like you have a great attitude about keeping a healthy lifestyle. I will definitely try to apply that to my life as well.
    3423 days ago
    There are so many reasons I hate road trips, and this is one of them! I spent too much time in the car as a kid to get much joy from them. I'm glad you're doing well, though! Keep up the good work!
    3425 days ago
    Good for you!! I love the 10 minutes for you and how you used the invigorate yourself!!
    3429 days ago
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