1) Walk, jog, play tennis, swim, yoga, hike, bike, run, skateboard, soccer, basketball. The list is endless, but the results are undeniable. If you want to feel better, and you will consider adding one or more of these 3x a week. You’ll stress less, smile more, and, in time, shed weight that carried you through a year plus major change, heartache, loss, and binge eating.
You can look at the stats, but it’s not necessary. You understand completely what you need and starting a slow and purposeful exercise routine will improve your mood, strengthen your concentration (remember COVID brain- that hazy malaise, foggy mind that settled in around July-September of 2020) and be happier. Remember happy? 🙂
2) Eating just a little better has many benefits including getting you in shape. Moods improve, bodies are grateful, mindsets improve, sleep improves. And, with some exercise to boot, you’ll begin to see and feel a difference in just one week. Coming out of a pandemic takes time just as being pushed into one did. Give yourself time. Be kind with the words you say to yourself. Eat more fruits and veggies. Instead of 5 cookies have 2-3 (talking to myself and you at the same time on this one) and try not to snack after 8 pm.
As we consider options for getting in shape mentally and physically, we need to remember that our lives were turned inside out. We each have our stories of accomplishments, despair, loneliness, and more. Now is the time to take care of yourself. You’ll be happy you did and you’ll feel the difference! Make it easy. Start with one simple goal and meet it head-on. You’ll get in better shape and ease out of the pandemic as you slid into it. Here’s to a healthy you!