What 10 minutes means to me...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A little while ago I pledged to make exercise, even a little, a part of my daily life. My goal was ten minutes a day for 100 days. I'm on day 32 today!
Sure, I had made that one of my "fast break" goals in June when I really started to put my heart and soul into Spark People, but I only paid it lip service and when I "took a day off" I really did nothing fitness related.
Today, pledging ten minutes a day means that I will never take a whole day off from fitness. It means I will not be completely lazy. It's not about the actual calories burned in ten minutes (though those do count!) Lately, if I'm not doing a whole workout, I spend my ten minutes hooping in my living room. I think this burns about 73 calories. But, more than that, it keeps fitness and a healthy lifestyle in my mind. It makes it much more difficult to let one day of being lazy turn into a week of being lazy.
If you don't already get in at least ten minutes everyday, I strongly urge you to try it! The mind set change is amazing!