For me feeling healthy is a natural outcome of regular exercise. Exercise is usually the thing that keeps me sane. I miss it when I don't do it. All the sweating seems to knock some sense into me and helps me forego treats and over-indulgences. I rate the natural high.
I haven't done much exercise since I had my stomach operation. While I get around pretty well nowadays, I still don't feel 100%. I get random twinges, can't carry much and fatigue easily (not to mention that my toenails that are STILL falling off after my 100km walk).
But this week I am beginning my assault on my thighs. I am reintroducing movement into my schedule. Here is my plan:
- I will be walking 30+ minutes most days.
- I am going to increase my incidental exercise every day.
- I will make an appointment to visit my physiotherapist to find out what I can do to strengthen this stomach region of mine. I suspect she will encourage a re-acquaintance with my exercise ball and possibly some pilates.
- I am putting together an exercise folder to house all of the snippets and inspirational images that I have collected over the years. You know? Home-based resistance training plans. Interval training programs. Daily yoga routines. I am going to remind myself all the benefits of doing push-ups.
How do you incorporate movement into your schedule? Have you ever made your own exercise plan? What do you do?
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