Excercise!

Exercise, Exercise, come on everybody do your exercise! ( What is that song/saying from, I remember it from somewhere in my childhood ???)

So ladies who exercises regularly, or semi-regularly, or once a month, or who even thinks about exercising?

Thinking is at least a start!

Drums had an old college roomate who used to say, “Dude I exercise…….I drive!” Driving isn’t quite what I have in mind here, but it’s a start….I guess. πŸ™‚

I was on quite a roll with exercising this spring, I was feeling like a fit mama, queen of the sweat, a women proud of her sweaty arm pits! But then I got this annoying Fifth Disease virus, and all exercising was crushed under the fatigue of this nasty virus.

So finally 2 months later, I am attempting to be an Exercising Wonder Women again. Ooops not that Wonder Women! But that is how I feel these days.

So for all you ladies needing get out there and get moving here are 10 reasons why we should get moving.

#10 – You don’t want to look like that Wonder Women!

#9 -When you are at an outdoor christian music festival, let’s take for instance, the Creation festival, and a sudden thunderstorm creeps up in the middle of the Newsboys show. You quickly realize that you need to run at least a 1/2 mile to your vehicle to safely escape the storm, it’s very helpful at this point to be in good shape! Trust me on this one!

#8 – When your 2 year old toddler goes booking down the hallway at church thinking he is free, you can easily snag him and remind him of your Wonder Women powers!

#7 – You can hike, play ball, ride bike with your children, and actually enjoy it.

#6- Obvious reason – You can eat more chocolate

#5 – You have a new reason to get out and shop for the right exercising clothes

#4 – You feel so much better when you exercise regularly!

#3 – Exercise drives more oxygen to feed your brain, making you think quickly and clearly. Thinking clearly is very helpful when you are a mom!

#2 – And for all you young 20 and 30 something ladies, this tip is for you. I can assure you, you are NOT going to wake up some day when you are over 40 and ever feel like starting an exercise program. So do it now, and it will be a healthy habit in your 40 and 50’s.

#1- God says our bodies are a temple of the holy spirit, and we need to be good stewards of this earthly body.

So there you have it, time to get moving. For fitness tips for busy moms click here. Let me know if you start exercising or if you already are, we can check in on each other. I know Liza Eyeview and Still His Girl have written exercise related post lately also.

Let’s go girls!

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10 thoughts on “Excercise!

  1. Count me in! I could definately use some encouragement and accountability for this one…Just had baby #3 12 weeks ago and really miss being in shape. Your post has inspired me to get my bum moving.

    PS–I LOVE your pictures. You have such a beautiful family!

  2. I know I haven’t commented in awhile, but I still read faithfully every time you post. : )

    If that “Wonder Woman” won’t motivate me, I don’t know who will. I feel like hitting the floor for some crunches right now, ha!

    I did the same thing this year. In the early months I was working out regularly, then my husband was in the hospital, followed by sickness all spring with our kids. The summer brought a break of all kinds, and now I sit here flabby and out of shape. Thanks for the great pep talk . . . I needed it this morning!

  3. I’m a starter and stopper when it comes to exercise. 😦 I used to always joke that the eleventh commandment says, “Thou shalt not sweat.” You are absolutely correct in all of your points, and just last night I was thinking about once again starting an exercise routine. How long I’ll stick with it this time…?

    Did you get my e-mail regarding next week?

  4. A well written Top 10 List. I like the way you explained the reasons why we should get moving πŸ™‚

    I love that Wonder Woman photo – might steal it for one of my “ragamuffin challenge posts”.

    Thanks for the link. Now that reminds me I need to log off and jump on the treadmill.

    Have a great day!

  5. Sandy, I love this ! I am trying to exercise more and having some luck with it. However, I can always use a little extra encouragement! πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I am an exercise.. walk … grab my doggie girl and water bottles ( yes she gets a cold water out of the fridge too) kind of girl!! I love it! it’s an addiction.. and I’m up so early this morning .. cause I’m going to head out in a few minutes!! and then hit YARD SALES!! woo hoo!!!!

    Oh.. P.S. it’s very nice to meet you!! Ü

  7. I love your top 10!! The pic is a riot!
    I know I have been a bit lazy lately and have been blaming it on having to be the taxi driver for the 2 kids activities…I feel like we LIVE at church these days!
    I LOVE power walking and biking and just need to get out more…gee…I think I’ll apply tip #5 later today!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Amen! Love this list. I’ve been exercising since last Dec and I’m feeling great! Better at least. I notice a HUGE difference in my strength, stamina, energy, and such since last summer. I just can’t believe how much easier it is to be a mom when you exercise. LOL! I’ve got to get back to the gym tomorrow morning!

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