Thursday, April 13, 2017

Do You Have Energy to Get Your Family to the Table Tonight?

or Making It Easy to Get to the Table (Part 5)

Do you wish you had more energy?

Most people do.




Life takes energy and in our society the meal we can most often get together for is toward the end of the day after we've used most of that energy on other projects. 

How can we get the stamina to keep going, so we can get a meal on the table and have the pizzaz to have an interesting conversation?

One thing I do is exercise.

Dreaded word, I know. But it's as simple as taking a twenty minute walk.




That's my favorite kind of exercise, especially in spring and fall. I actually go for about thirty minutes. My dream is to have an hour to walk, but I'm not sure when I'll have time for that on a regular basis.




One website that encourages me in this is runkeeper.com. I can plot a map of where I walked, how much time it took, and other notes. They tell me how many calories I burned! They'll also let me know of progress I'm making, like if I have better time or more activities or longer walks.



It's just fun to have that extra information. And besides, if I ever need an alibi, this should help, right? 

In the winter or on rainy days I do exercise videos. My favorites are the Walk Away the Pounds series by Leslie Sansone.



This is the first one I got and the one I still use the mostThe One and The Two Mile Walks . I try to do the two mile walk mostly, but some days I just run out of time and the one mile walk only takes about nineteen minutes. In it she combines a little bit of weight work.


This is my favorite one! Because she does strength training and aerobic exercise in three-minute intervals, the time seems to go by so quickly. Plus, I can feel the muscles working as I use the weights. I've worked up from tuna can "weights" to five pound weights and sometimes I even use eight pounders.


It seems like an enigma, using energy gives you energy. But I think I'm proof. I am 56 and have low blood sugar, low blood pressure (last count 90/61), asthma, and no thyroid, but I have energy to make dinner every night. 

For insight in what I think about while I'm walking take a look at this post!






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4 comments:

  1. If I don't make time to exercise, I don't have energy to make it through my list. Counter intuitive but the more I have to do, the more I need to exercise!

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  2. Great reminders! Sometimes we already know what we need to do, but reminders are helpful so we don't fail to do it!!

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  3. I couldn't agree more. Most days I don't feel like exercising at the beginning, but I never regret doing it once I get moving. I like to run a couple of days a week and do exercise videos on the other days. I especially love it when the weather permits me to walk or run outdoors. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank you for this inspiration. They say walk is some of the best exercise. I would also love to have more time to exercise.

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