Getting Back to Basics is the theme around these parts lately. Which is what prompted the challenge to come into play. Throughout September, I will be focusing on different important Weight Watchers* basics. Every Monday I will post about one of the topics and some challenges you can do to work on.
*note: these basics also work for those not following the WW plan.
Here it is guys! The last feature of my Back to Basics challenge! This week we are talking exercise, the benefits of it and how to incorporate it into your everyday life.
We all know that exercise is an important element to helping you lose weight and have a more healthy lifestyle, but there are other benefits too!
Looking at those benefits, how could you not want to move more? I know that after I work out, I have more energy. And those days where I’m feeling cranky and want to gripe at Mr. B at every single thing, a quick bike ride can change my mood in an instant.
Of course there are your usual ways of getting in activity like going for a run, hitting up the gym, or popping in a workout DVD. Me though, I’m notorious for doing my 30 minutes of activity and then not moving much more throughout the day. Which really isn’t the best thing. So, I’m trying to get better about moving more when I am given the opportunity.
Here are some great ways to do just that!
There are other ways too like cleaning, playing with your kids, walking to complete your errands, or just standing while doing work.
Emily from Fit and Free with Emily also had a great idea this last week to move more at work:
Getting in activity doesn’t have to be complicated, just more movement throughout the day can help! Movement is medicine, don’t forget that!
Here are your challenges for the week!
* Write out your exercise plan for the week
* Find a way to move 10 extra minutes in your day
* Set a goal to exercise 3 times this week
* Try a new exercise
What’s your favorite way to move?
- I love my workout DVDs!
Do you find ways to bring more activity to your day?
- I have recently started jogging or walking in place while watching TV shows on Netflix (Just started Pretty Little Liars. Talk about a horrible show, but man is it addicting. Haha)