Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Do you exercise?

Years ago, I read there are two types of people: those who can enjoy just a bite of something delicious and those who can’t be tempted with it in their house at all. I’ve long desired to be the former, but alas, I might be hardwired for the second.

Sure, I may have been cursed with a wicked sweet tooth, or maybe it’s deeper than that? A lack of willpower perhaps? Whatever the case, this trait seems to bleed over into other areas of life.

I’ve always been more of your daily-routine-type than a once-a-week gal. It's all-or-nothing. In-or-out.

Exercise is no exception. Some can hit the gym when it's convenient, but others, myself included, need the scheduled daily routine otherwise I put it off for “later this week” until it’s Friday afternoon.

As the school year commenced, I wanted to begin a new routine, and darn it, that routine was going to include exercise. But after a month, I noticed something.

Instead of having more energy and all those good endorphins exercise promised, I was stressed. I was sacrificing sleep for exercise and scrambling to fit it all in before the kids came bounding down the stairs on the hunt for breakfast.

So I’m curious, do you exercise and how often? What’s the secret to motivating yourself to get there?

While we’re at it, can we talk about the clothes? I buy a couple pairs of these at their bi-annual sale and I love these basic (and inexpensive) cotton tees, but a friend showed up at drop-off last week in a cute and coordinated outfit from here of all places. And it seems social media is hooked on this company’s classic pieces, and now I’m tempted to invest in these or these.

I’m also adding these to my Christmas list because working out without music or a good podcast is torture.

I'd love to hear any tips and tricks you're willing to share! Xo

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