Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 80 of 100 Days of Health Habit

No I am not MIA~

I am here trying to get refocused.

First I will admit that without the tracking of my steps it is very easy for me to get lazy.
I have received my new fitbit and today we are tracking away.  

Thanks for checking in and I hope that in some small way these post help someone else. The main way it is helping me is by causing me to press on to the finish line, instead of letting setbacks become total detours that undo all of good that I have done for my health. 

This journey will not end when the 100 days ends. For me, this will be a long journey, but I fully look forward to reaching my goal of being in a healthy weight range with a healthy BMI.

Today I am trying to get in steps by doing 1 mile mini walks throughout the day. 

And, I want to share this timely email I received from Sparkpeople today.

Another Fitness Myth Debunked
Somewhere along your journey to fitness, whether in the gym, reading the latest books, or talking with your friends, you'll hear a lot of advice about exercise--not all of which is true.

Fitness Myth If you can't exercise hard and often, there's really no point.

TruthEven moderate activity is shown to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke. If you don't have 30 minutes in your day to exercise, try splitting it up into 10-minute segments instead. Everyone can find 10 minutes to spare sometime during the day! There are simple things you can do to increase your activity without having to go to the gym: take the stairs instead of the elevator, jump rope or do body weight exercises (push ups, crunches) at commercial breaks, take a short walk after lunch. Remember that any exercise is better than none!

Exercise Extra: Clip on a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps daily, which equals about 5 miles.

So, here's to health and getting refocused! (Which is really, really hard because all I can think about is the HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE I will be attending this weekend! :D)


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