Tuesday, June 24, 2014

move to inspire

In the morning, I focus on three things:  God, day-planning, exercise.

This morning when I was trying to plan my day I was unsure of what we should do with our day.  I was felling un-inspired.  Experience has proven that our days are so much more enjoyable when there is a plan in place.  Sure there are days where we just let ourselves fly to our whims, but for the most part, we all crave some sort of structure.

So I jotted a couple ideas down of our projects for the day and moved on to a workout.  And post-workout I had all kinds of ideas.  I know there is science behind all that, but sometimes the proof of it in my life is all I need to remind me how crucial movement and exercise are not only for my body, but my mind and soul.

I've also learned if I work my body too much, it has the opposite effect.  Taking a nap is not opportune when the kids have not even woken up for the day yet!  So there must be a balance...enough movement to energize, not too much to make you want to go back to bed.  Another reason I love Fit2B!  They are focused on fitness so that you can be a better you.  (I'm not getting paid to say this!)

So if you are feeling un-inspired, go for a walk.  Do some jumping jacks.  Dance with your kids.  And smile.  I promise you it will be worth it.

What's your favorite way to exercise?


the carlson's said...

When do you do your workouts? I struggle with this...my husband travels a lot and isn't home sometimes until late...my kiddos wake up early...I'm plum exhausted by the time they go to bed and sometimes that's the only time I can fit in housework. In the morning I get up early so that I can get a shower in...at night I just want to hang out with Brandon and read or work on photography pictures...so how do you prioritize exercise? Im curious!

brandy said...

Sarah, I do them in the mornings mostly. It feels good to have them done and when I have the most energy. It tends to energize me too if I'm careful not to over-work. I think workouts at the end of the day are so hard for mothers. Also, I recommend to keep workouts short. This is a season of life and kids are more important than 60 minutes of exercise everyday. Every once in awhile I'll sneak in a 5-10 minute workout during the day to boost my energy. It's really easy to add in pushups, jumping jacks, etc to your day. It all adds up!