MOVE MORE!

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    Confession: I don’t really like exercise.

    Gasp!  It’s blasphemous, I know!  Here’s the thing, though.  It’s not that I don’t like all exercise.  It’s just that the thought makes me hurt because I know it will be painful…at first.  I like it-even start to LOVE it-after I’m in a great routine.  It’s that initial few days/weeks that get me. 

    So I hadn’t been moving that much leading up to the New Year.  And by not that much, I mean as little as I could get away with and still be wonder wife & mom, haha!

    I gave my Mister a Nike Fuelband for our anniversary last Fall.  He has been doing Crossfit and loving it and it’s a great way for him to monitor his movement on a daily basis.  He loves it & got the boys involved and excited about checking to see if he’d met his goal for the day yet, but I wasn’t convinced I wanted or needed one {after all, I wasn’t really moving!}, so I was happy for him, but happy with my lazy habits, too.

    Fast forward to Christmas day.  My parents gave me a Nike Fuelband!  I was pretty excited, but also a bit wary to know how little I was doing.  The first week {Christmas day & the December days that followed} I just did my usual thing.  I didn’t go above and beyond or anything.  I wanted to really assess where I was.  Sure enough, I wasn’t moving very much.  I set my goal pretty conservatively for a woman my age & I still wasn’t meeting it every day.  So I started planning my attack.  One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to MOVE MORE. Nike_FuelBand_SE-578-80Then I got super sick the first part of January & was out of it for about 14 days straight.  YUCK!

    Sooooo, January 15th, I started walking on the treadmill.  Nothing too crazy, just walking & increasing my speed/distance/incline a little each day.  Since then I’ve done a treadmill workout every day except Sunday’s!  I am moving more, feeling awesome, loving my fuelband, and seeing progress!  Of course the majority of that progress as far as weight loss is due to the awesome program I follow & coach others on {I’m down 24 pounds & counting!}, but the progress I’m seeing in my body literally changing shape & clothes fitting better also has a lot to do with the movement I’m getting and the muscle I’m gaining. 

    What are you doing to MOVE MORE this year?

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  • Tami Peterson wrote on February 4, 2014 at 3:43 // Reply

    You look amazing and I know how hard you’ve been working! I, too, have been liking my fuel band and find myself checking it frequently throughout the day to see how I’m doing. You are such an inspiration to me and to so many others and I love you! -Mom

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