There are days that I sit at my computer all day long. Eight to Twelve hours a day, stopping to run kids places, and that’s about it. Those are not fun days.
Besides the mental strain, eye strain, and overall crappiness of days like that; I have been transforming in to a slug. I have absolutely no excuse. I have a motorized desk that allows me to stand up or sit down. I haven’t used it to stand up in awhile. I have a half-ball that sits in my chair for me to sit on to use core muscles. I haven’t used it in awhile.
It’s me. The problem is me. I get tired. I get determined to get everything done. I get side tracked. I get anything but inspired to move.
And I’ve noticed. I’ve started working out again and it is pitiful – for now. I’ll get better!
I saw a post on Facebook from a friend who had a work-out goal. And I had an idea. Besides healthy eating, healthy habits, etc. (which are totally changes I am making); what if I committed to work out at least 15 minutes a day, every single day this year. It won’t matter if I’m sick, if I’m tired, if I’m busy. No excuses. Fifteen minutes is not long. Even if I get the flu and have to live on the couch, I could do leg lifts for fifteen minutes!
Consistency is not always my specialty. But in 2011 I had an idea to write something I was thankful for each day in a blog. You know, one of those 365 day challenges. 😉 It changed my life. And I have now written something that I am thankful for, for NINE years! Holy Smoke! 3,285 blogs!!!
I can surely commit 15 minutes a day for 365 days. Some days might be a little lame. But, I’ll do something every day!
Tonight I am thankful for committing myself to fifteen minutes a day for every day of this year. Today was a 60-minute jump time at DEFY (formerly District 5). That was a work-out for sure! (P.S. There is a Groupon available for DEFY if anyone is interested). I am aware that not every day will be as fun as today. But the decision is made! I’ve decided! Fifteen minutes . . I can do that . . .