Well, first I have to admit that, as I write, I did exercise three times, but the first two times were not for a full ten minutes, so before I go to bed tonight, I need to put in at least ten more minutes to satisfy my commitment to God and all my Fit Mommy friends!!!
One day this week, I don't remember which, my kids actually decided to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I happened to be in the room during the part of the movie where the Oompa Loompa does his dance. If you remember from last week, the Oompa Loompa is my dance instructor. So I danced along. That only lasted around 3 or 4 minutes, though.
On Wednesday, I had some groceries to put away. I put on the Rocky theme as I put them in the cupboards. I was having a grand old time hamming it up as I exercised my way from the living room to the kitchen several times, often "weight lifting" with things like cans of soup. That was maybe another 4 or 5 minutes.
Then Thursday, I decided that the since the Rocky theme worked for me, I ought to use it. I had my daughter hook up her MP3 player to my computer speakers so I could play the theme as I exercised. We put it on loop. I "trained" like Sylvester Stallone in the Rocky movies. I jumped rope, boxed, ran in place, etc. I have to say, there is just something about that song. When I am exercising to the Rocky theme I just feel compelled to exercise. It's funny that it works like that, but it does. I even went over and did 12 minutes!
Last night I planned to do 10 more minutes. (It was actually Friday as I am a day late finishing this.) I did 5 but had to get up help one of my kids do something. I never did go back and do that last five minutes. However, I am not going to kick myself over it. I was only 5 minutes short, but I am sure I got a few extra minutes in here and there. For example, during Praise and Worship time at church, we play some songs that we clap and sorta "move" too. What can I say? David danced before the Lord, and you should all just be glad I was fully dressed. :)
Now, I am even making some strides in my eating. I am participating in Lent this year. I have been doing this for the last few years. I'm not Catholic, so I don't follow Lent as far as no meat on Fridays or anything, but I do give something up and try to just get closer to the Lord at this time. Yes, I am always trying to get closer to the Lord, don't get me wrong, but there is something about putting aside my flesh in anticipation of Easter that just does something for me.
Now, I am not "doing Lent" to lose weight or anything like that. It's purely a spiritual thing. However, I have to say that it can't hurt in the purely physical sense. I have given up all pop and candy and will only eat sweet snacks in a social environment (this has only happened once and I ate a Weight Watchers snack at my friend Barb's.) I haven't weighed myself, and I think I won't. I don't want to lose my focus.
So, there you go. I am trying really hard to work in some exercise in a fun way. I am trying to serve the Lord, but what can I say? Serving the Lord is good for me in more ways than the spiritual.
I am so pathetic compared to, say, our fearless leader Denise who is practically an exercise guru. However, compared to where I was at, I am an exercise guru myself. Next week I am simply going to try to continue to do my three days of ten minutes. I'll keep working on my sly moves, and who knows, maybe I'll even knock myself out! (Sorry!)
I have just one more thing to say:
To see how all the other Fit MOMMYS did this week check out Chai Mommy's blog here.