Exercise doesn’t have to be gym or running or extensive and exhausting physical activity. It’s anything that increases your heart rate and uses energy. As long as you’re sweating, you are losing calories! Exercise is; Walking, having sex, playing in the garden with your children, chasing after your dog, dancing to your favourite song. Make exercise fun.
I love dancing, so I attend dancing classes twice a week. And they’re a lot of fun, learning new moves and burning calories at the same time. I also enjoy running around the beach with my son, playing soccer with the neighbourhood kids and ‘sexercising’ with my husband. The best part is, if you do something you enjoy, it doesn’t feel like exercise.
But fortunate for me, I also enjoy some organized exercise, like running. I’m actually currently training for a 10km race, which is in 4 days. I have not done any running competitions since high school! So this should be fun. I’m aiming to do 10 km in less than 60 min. My best time currently is 65 min, but i’m hoping my competitive spirit will help me cover the 5 min. So I’m crossing thumbs on this one.
I enjoy having small goals, things to look forward to and that’ll help me assess my fitness. I find this very helpful, and it’s very encouraging when you see improvement.
Anyway, wish me luck for my race. And I hope you find these words encouraging.