Day 10 - Move Your Body: Make a Daily Commitment

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So far this week, we have evaluated how we match up to the exercise recommendations for women and also looked at our BMI. 

Today let’s commit to moving our body.

If you are not a regularly active person, it can be hard to get motivated to begin an exercise routine. 

Now is a great time to make a fresh start and get moving again!

I have found for me that it is important to schedule exercise into my daily routine and put it on my weekly calendar. 

This helps me stay committed.

I know that when I make a commitment to exercise on a regular basis, I am less stressed, have more energy and I am able to better handle whatever craziness the day may bring me.

There is no shortage of fitness programs available nowadays.  Turn on the TV or walk into a store and you will see an array of fitness equipment and programs.

You don’t have to go out and purchase a gym membership or expensive exercise equipment to start a fitness regimen.

Exercise can be as simple as taking a walk outside around your neighborhood.  If that is not possible due to weather this time of year, you can work out at home using DVDs or even free You Tube videos.

Due to my busy schedule, I choose to workout at home.  This allows me flexibility of when I can do the workout.  I try and workout in the early morning before the kids get out of bed so I have can have it checked off the to do list.  If that doesn't happen, I schedule a 30 minute workout time in the afternoon. 

Sometimes I will take the kids on a long walk or play Just Dance on the Wii.  My goal is to get moving every day. 

You may find that going to the gym or getting out of the house is the best way to workout.  The key is finding out what works best for you so that you will stick to it long term.

I have found the workout DVDs and downloads from Lindsay Brin at Moms Into Fitness to be a lifesaver for me.  They are short and sweet.  She even has free You Tube workouts available.  You do not have to be a mom to use her workouts.  She gears her fitness program to women and what is best for women’s bodies.

If you are new to exercise, it is important that you start an exercise routine gradually.  Not only will this be beneficial for your body, but it will help prevent burn out.  Also, check with your doctor before starting any fitness regimen.

If you have been exercising for a while, then ask yourself if you need to change up your routine.  Can you add something new to your fitness regimen?  Tomorrow we will discuss Cardio exercise. 

Don't forget to Share with others.  If you missed last week's Nutrition Challenges or yesterday's Exercise Challenge, you can find them on the 31 Day Fertility Care Challenge Pinterest Board.