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5 Reasons to put back on the “bug”

A few weeks ago I was all gung ho about getting my butt back to the gym and went ahead and purchased a body bugg to monitor my calories in and out. That was going fine and dandy; well not the calories out part because I have been having a little “dry spell” lately with my exercise routine. However, in the past week I took the little sucker off for a “brake” so now I have not been entering my calories in either.. This has to stop! I need to get bitten by the bug again and start to exercise, these are the top 5 reasons to put the bug back on and exercise!

1. When I am exercising I feel better about myself; the little endorphins start to kick in and I feel “happier.” Who likes to be around Miss Grumpy Gills?

2. I have more energy to take care of Hadley.

3. I sleep much better when I am exercising. I don’t know why, maybe I am just plain exhausted when my head hits the pillow but I know I am “out” for some good sleep.

4. My heart; I know that exercise is good for my heart. I have been taking blood pressure meds since my pregnancies and I really would like to get off of them… Yes we are talking 19 years…

5. My calories out exceed my calories and yes by golly, I lose weight-that is kind of a little goal here. And inevitable then I like what I see in the mirror.

Inspire me… What are your reasons for exercising?

*I’d love to have you join in the journey to healthy living with me. For healthy tips and musings from me as I reach my goal of healthy living within a special needs household.

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  1. Well, since you asked no need in denying it….I exercise so I can eat…not really kidding here. I love food and running a cooking blog and bakery there is lots of temptation especially trying new recipes.

    That aside I am not very good in keeping my exercise routine and I will look for every excuse not to do it, however once I get my butt out of my office I absolutely love the feeling when the endorphins kick in. It turns me into little Ms. Sunshine.

    How about we make a deal to exercise at least 30 minutes minimum 4 days a week? We can be not only blogging buddies, but also exercise buddies.

  2. Hi Shelley,

    I am also on a journey towards health! I found that I gave and gave and gave to all the people around me and I had nothing left for myself. I started to really take care of myself and love myself last summer. I've been exercising and eating well since then and I've lost 39 pounds. I'd like to lose about 50 more. I've been happy to lose, but it's a waiting game…a little bit here and a little bit there. I exercise for the stress-relief and the calorie burn! I've found group exercise to be the only kind I like. I like the accountability and the social aspect of it.