This month, I wanted to take a few moments to discuss why I exercise in My Health Journey. You see exercise for me began from when I was young and I still see the importance to this day. It has changed for me since then but I make sure to incorporate it into my day for my overall health. Let’s take a moment to talk more about, “Exercising.”
I understand that exercise may not always be easy or even desired but when you determine to make it part of your life, you recognize when you are not doing it. I am not going to suggest what kind of exercise you should do. However, I will recommend you begin with something and make sure you research it and it is something you will enjoy doing. ***Make sure you ask your dr. if it is ok for you to do as well.***
I remember being very young and exercising with my mom. We would put on music and sometimes just dance, do jumping jacks, twist and other aerobics but I tell you what after about 20-30minutes, we were sweating and we burned a lot of calories. This made exercising fun for me. As time went on, I began to incorporate jogging and some other general exercises (such as: sit-ups, stretching, etc.).
Honestly, I enjoyed exercising so much, that I actually took an extracurricular class for college credits for my degree. Again, I am not saying this because I always want to work out, but I really saw the difference when I did not take care of me physically. This is not about weight but about the difference I felt when I continued in it. Working out has given me clarity, helped with stress and provided me with more endurance and stamina.
Even into my marriage, I have continued to incorporate exercise and am thankful my husband enjoys to work out too. I recently published an article in “Lifestyle Teagal,” where I discussed my journey in running my 1st Half Marathon with my husband. I would love for you to read more about it.
MY HEALTH JOURNEY INCLUDES EXERCISE TO TAKE CARE OF ME.
Currently, I incorporate at least 4-5 days of exercise which can include: HITT, jogging, Stairmaster, Elliptical, weight strengthening, abs, legs, stretching and more. My health journey includes exercise to take care of me. It continues to be an important part of my life and although I have some days that I have no desire to do so, I am so glad when I have accomplished it.
I would love to hear your thoughts on exercise. I honestly tell others to start where they are and build yourself up so you will continue. Some can begin with 10 minutes while others can do so in 30 minutes. No matter what make sure you make the time you are giving to exercise count. Be all in and you will find it is so worth it. Taking care of yourself in this way always makes a difference.
I would love to hear your thoughts on exercising. I hope to continue to write more in MY Health Journey. Thank you for taking time to read and follow me on my journey.
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18 thoughts on “EXERCISING: MY HEALTH JOURNEY”
I started running late and still running now my day/week is not complete without doing an exercise its just so important for our physical and mental health. 🙂
I use to exercise a lot when I was in high school since I did tracks but since I started uni, I do mainly a lot of walking lol. The pandemic definitely a hit to my fitness but I trying to start back up. Great post! xx
TheQuietGirl | http://www.quietgirlblog.com
Wow, impressive! I’d love to get into running properly one day, it’s definitely something that I’m hoping to do more often in the future 🙂
I did crossfit for a while and it’s still a shock to me that I never got badly injured because I was terrible at it. That experience turned into my first blogpost, so I have something to be grateful for! Haha! I only kept at it because I saw an improvement in my strength.
I currently do at-home workouts now.
It is important to start with the basics and you are right about consulting a doctor first before engaging in an exercise.
I’ve been very active my whole life and it definitely helps that my husband is also super active. Thanks for the story about exercising with your mom when you were little – I’m inspired to do that with my daughter now!
I just had a baby so I am trying my hardest to work out and get moving. This is inspiring:)
That’s awesome that you have been exercising most of your life! I really need to get back into it because I definitely feel better when I do. I will have to start at 10 minutes and work my way up like you suggested.
I’m so glad exercise helps you so much. I used to exercise regularly and like you did HIIT workouts but sadly being diagnosed with a chronic illness has limited any intense exercise I can do. I enjoy other forms of exercise like walking, yoga and stretching everyday. It really is so important for both physical and mental health. I look forward to reading about more of your journey 🙂 Lucy x
I’m so pleased exercise helps you so much. Before I became ill, exercise was my life. I use to do kick boxing and netball and I loved it. It’s brilliant for your mental health! Great post Xo
Elle – ellegracedeveson.com
It is great that exercise has been helping you. I want to start yoga and Pilates to help improve my health and fitness.
Thank you for sharing your experience.
I have a love hate relationship with working out. Their are moments I love and their are moments I just don’t want to workout. Working out truly can be fun and yes, I enjoy working out with someone then alone.
I try to exercise at least 3 days a week. Sometimes more, sometimes less. My mind and body feel a whole lot better when I do! I prefer a quick at-home workout (I love PiYo by Beachbody)!
I love that you used to exercise with your mom growing up! 🙂 Great post!
Thank you Melissa. It is such a precious memory for me. Thank you for taking moments with me and sharing your comments.
Ah, I used to have a routine working out and exercising, but I stopped because it got ruined being distracted with other things.
There are so many things that can be distractions to us when it comes to our health. It takes small changes that can make a big impact in our lives. It is self care to implement exercise. Thank you for taking moments to read and share your thoughts.