Champions don’t quit
Dance to Just Dance.
Rug up and walk somewhere exciting, such as the jetty after hours, listening to iPod.
Exercise with Josha – walk.
Resistance exercises indoors with iPod.
Good luck. You can do it!! 😀
Failing all that, I lean on pure bloodimindedness and beat the discouragement with a stick.
What I do is before I get off the bed, I take my medication with a glass of water that is on my night table. Then, still on the bed, I stretch every part of my body, arms, hands and wrists, my neck, legs, thighs, shins, feet and ankles….even my double chin! It takes about an hour! However, I love doing it! I feel so much better after stretching! I have a rebounder in my home with supports, it is fun to bounce on it and it gives me anaerobic exercise without too much strain on me! I make sure that I do my morning routine at least 5 times a week! It really benefits me.
So, was you can see, I enjoy my workout ……and I don't have to go outside! There are so many things that one can do, but it is hard to start. If you can trust that you would really feel good from a routine of moving, the motivation comes easily, in a relative way. Just move with your favorite music, as long as it is not a slow ballad or dance! Just try to do yourself a favor, do it! You can start by moving twice a week for a couple of weeks, then add another day every week or so until you do something every day, even if it is dancing, doing Jumping Jacks, or stretching!
Meanwhile, I wish you luck, good health, great happiness and a lot of laughter in your life. Bye bye.
Because of physical issues, I cannot do exercises on dry land. I do not have a great sense of balance and I tend to fall. This is not a great idea, as I have 7 vertebra fused with rods and screws. Also, I have two Total Hip Replacements! I am fine, but I leave the "regular" exercises to when I can get into the pool, when the weather allows. Then, you can't get us indoors!
So, during the majority of the year, I am addicted to stretching. After I wake up, I take my meds with a cold glass of water (of course!) which is on my bedside table for hydration. It really makes a difference in how I feel. Then, I make my bed so that the bedding is flat. This is when I do most of my daily exercises. I stretch my total body…. shoulders, arms, wrists and hands, hips, legs, ankles and feet. Finally while sitting on the bed, I get to the gentle part…… stretching my back forward, shoulders back and stretching my arms sideways over my head and back over my shoulders, my head, including my double chin, neck, and finish with back bending to the floor, while standing. It takes over an hour, but I feel so comfortable and flexible for the rest of the day.
Instead of walking, I have a rebounder with bars with which to hold on and prevent falling. I get a great workout with it. It folds flat to be out of the way when not in use. We have a treadmill, but I enjoy and get a better workout with the rebounder. Mischief will use the treadmill once in a while. We will generously let my husband use the treadmill, as well.
Living in Canada, we have a short, mostly cloudy day during the winter. That is when I have problems getting motivated to do anything. Lack of sunshine can cause SADS ( Seasonal Affect Disorder Symdrome)! This is when some people react to the lack of sunshine with depression. As I have had a Major Depressive Disorder since childhood, I am one of those affected. I have a light system that has a special system which lessens the reaction on low sunshine. The light and a higher dose Vitamin D than the rest of the year, I am able to enjoy and get motivated to do most things that I need to do, my husband, our home, my Mischief, my family, my friends, my volunteering, and finally, for me!
I hope that I have mentioned something that may give you ideas to get motivated to help you help yourself to get moving. There is much one can do inside if it is not a pleasing time when you need to move!
In the meantime, I wish you good luck with your Fabulous program. The company is so aptly named. They are a Fabulous crew of people who work very hard to keep coming up with incredible challenges, journeys, interests, help, and support to help us to help ourselves to create healthy habits in which to enjoy our lives more. They are the greatest! And they are there for you!
I also wish you to enjoy good health, great happiness and a life filled with lots of laughter.
And, of course you know that once you've been outside you're going to feel much much better, and the temperature inside will feel that much warmer! Good luck with it. I totally understand.
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