Friday, June 27, 2014

Fitness Friday: 5 Small Ways to Get Started with Light Exercise June 27, 2014
As I have been on my own fitness journey (the last 2 years), I often reflect back on how hard it was to get started.  At the beginning, every little bit of extra activity helped so that my body became used to being more active.  The body is by nature, homeostatic - maintaining balance to resist change.  So, you do have to coax yourself along and keep changing things up to make forward progress. 

Here are 5 small ways to get started on your own fitness journey:
  1. Take the stairs - 3 or 4 flights, even better!
  2. Park your car farther away to get a little extra walk back and forth.
  3. Do a little of your own yard work/gardening.
  4. Make a point to have one healthy meal a day - nothing fried and no sugar!
  5. Take a walk or bicycle ride around your neighborhood or local park.
The objective is to be just a little more consciously aware of being more active and fueling your body appropriately.  Every new journey starts with one small step, and then another.

Feel free to share your experiences in the comments.  What has been your best fitness success?

~Dana @ DLPom


Anonymous said...

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Dana Meanor said...

Thank you so much!