But as a busy stay at home mom, there's no way to really, "Do it all - have it all!" In order to lessen the chaos in my home I did have to sacrifice time to do it. And the main thing that got cut out to create the time was daily exercise. I'm by no means a fitness buff, but I do love getting outside, going for power walks, and getting my heart pumping. So now, at the start of a long, rainy winter, and the hopeful beginnings of spring, I'm feel a little soft. A little out of shape. A little sluggish if you will.
Time to get my game on. And as I discovered with the motivation that blog posting encouraged for my daily declutters, and Sunday Stew Specials I decided to do the same for a new series called Everyday Active.
There's no time like the present to get going on it!
Everyday I will make sure to do at least 30 minutes of exercise - power walking, Wii EA Active, bike rides with the family, etc. And to keep myself accountable I'm going to make sure to take a picture doing it and post it daily on the blog. Eeek! I've weighed myself and taken measurements but I'm not going to post them....I'm not THAT transparent! However, I will weigh and measure again in 4 weeks time and let you know what the changes were. I have faith that there will be!
Fortunately for me, today was a great day to start. Sunny skies, and the big girls had a one hour dance class that happens to take place in an area with quiet, tree lined roads. So while they danced, I put on shoes and took a one hour power walk. Here's what I experienced along the way...
|Off I go!|
|No makeup, windblown hair, lingering cough & cold....but happy to be outside!|
|One of my favourite sights of spring. :-)|
|These ducks were happy in a puddle right in someone's front yard.|
|Wild Rose starting to bloom.|