Part of being beautiful is taking care of the body that God has given to us. We can’t just sit around and expect our bodies to stay the same. I know you are tired, it takes motivation to get started, but once you do you will be amazed at how much energy you will start to have by simply exercising each day. Aim for 5 days a week and 20-30 minutes of good heart pumping exercise. Find something you enjoy doing whether it be walking, hiking, running, dancing, bike riding, or swimming. Whatever it is, just do something. Walking and running are free and even if you don’t have a road or sidewalk to run on, you can run around the outside of your house.
Be sure to wear some good running shoes with support. This will help protect your ankles from injury. Wear some comfortable clothing. If you wear skirts, make sure they are shorter and looser to move freely in. If you can’t walk fast because your group is slow, try walking backwards to give you a harder, different muscle targeting workout. You can also jog in place and still advance slowly as your group does, this allows your heart to be pumping as you bounce up and down.
You can add some extra exercises in that can be completed indoors. Aim for every other day to try these out. There are many different exercise programs out there, but this one we found and thought it was simple enough to do. You do each activity for 1 minute each. Do it in this order. If you are unsure what the exercise is, do an internet search of how to do it.
This is a simple and easy way to work all of your muscles.
- Jumping jacks
- Wall sit
- Push ups
- Abdominal crunchers
- Step up onto a chair
- Triceps dip on chair
- High knees, running in place
Don’t use the excuse that you wear dresses or skirts, I do too and still do exercise. Click here to see what I do.