Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Don't Become One with the Couch!

Ya know those times in the evening when dinner is done, the dishes are clean, the kids (for me anyway) are done with homework and they are getting ready for the next day? Do you find you've plopped yourself in front of the T.V. flipping through channels or maybe even watching a favorite show, but you are just sitting there?! Does that ring a bell with anyone? And the more you sit there the more groggy you become, the world around you gets're in couch potato mode? Well, it happens to me every once in a while and that feeling just drags me down! I feel like a slug just fading off into nowhere, I get crabby and cranky and who wants a momma in the house who is crabby and cranky...Not me!
So, you know what I've been doing when that feeling hits? I get my butt downstairs, turn on that good show I was watching and start off on my elliptical for 20-30 minutes! The time flies by as I'm engaged in my show and I use commercial breaks to step up my workout...the timing of commercial breaks are great! Exercise is the PERFECT pick me up, I feel so much better when I'm done and I have some new found energy for the remainder of the evening!
When you feel brain fog coming on whether it's during the day at work or at night when the T.V. turns on...burn it away by getting outside for a power walk, get on your bike and ride in the fresh air, do some jumping anything to get that heart pumping and you'll feel soooooo much better for it....I promise!!!
And BTW...If you miss that favorite show of yours for some heart raising exercise, does it matter? What was better...a show you will not recall in the years to come or making the decision to get out and move? This is not just for your physical health but also for your emotional and mental health! What is more important??? Choose YOU!

"Discipline is choosing what you want most
over what you want right now."

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