We all know it. Exercise matters. But how many of us actually have a consistent fitness routine?
I began exercising in my late 20s to get off unwanted pounds. Somewhere along the way all the Jane Fonda Abs and Step Reebok videos changed my why. I continued the routine because of how I felt. Alive. Having fun. Less stressed. Happier.
But none of that happened off the bat. Honestly, none of it happened until I found Step workouts-they were just fun to me. It felt like a reward, like play, to pull the step out and pop that tape in.
In the 25 years since, the how and what of movement have changed. My body has aged. I have had three children. My needs and my definition of fun are poles apart from that 27 year old me jumping on an aerobic step. But my why is the same. Because I feel better. Am happier. And I still like to play.
So find exercise that brings you joy. Stick with it. And reward yourself for the baby steps you take.
PS My things these days are dog walks and Pilates. My at-home streaming instructor is Lisa Pentony of Pilates by Lisa. She has a fun, month-long challenge starting Monday, if you want to try it out. The code MEMBER will give you 10% off your first month. Lots of prizes, articles, E-book, live chats, etc. So much fun! Let me know if you try it out. Your first 10 days is free!