Friday, September 12, 2014

Better Me Better Mom one

Honestly this past week has been a record breaker on the stress-o-meter at our house so finding time to better myself has been a little hard to come by. 

But, on this Friday am I did have an epiphany on something I have tried to keep up on that helps me feel better. 

EXERCISE. Cheapest therapy around and best way to pull me out of my funk or help me have a handle on my life. Sweating out your troubles is better than any med I know. Just do it, big or small those calorie burning, stress squashing minutes are worth it! I rely on this method often and my body and mind love me for it. 

So matter what you do or what you have time for, squeeze some exercise in. The mental benefits almost outweigh the physical. Happy Friday!

-- Brit

39 comments:

  1. I started Savvy Summer this past year, where healthy habits are key, and I'm trying to bring that into Fall, but I definitely need to create an exercise routine.

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  2. I used to be one of those moms who made the excuse "I have no time" but it's kind of bs. I now enjoy squeezing in time with my kids. We even have PE here at home which is a lot of fun. BTW your children are absolutely precious and I was unaware of Aicard- Syndrome. Your babies are all beautiful little rays of sunshine! Be blessed!

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    1. Thank you do much:). And how fun! PE at home!

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  3. You're so right, exercise is the cheapest therapy going. I go on daily walks with my son and it's been the best thing ever for clearing my mind.

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    1. My kids love exercising with me too. Thx for reading :)

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  4. Exercise! That's what I needed now, to eliminate the saggy arms and legs I have right now after losing 10Kilograms..

    It's just a matter of determination.. :)

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  5. Yup! I workout every single day and it's definitely how I keep my sanity. I work off my stress and get a little alone time.

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  6. way to go girl! You keep on striving to be the best version of you and it will absolutely pay off! <3

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  7. This is definitely a goal of mine to start squeezing some exercise in! Thanks for the reminder!

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  8. I have a love/ hate relationship with the gym. But you're right, you feel so much better after working out! Good for you making that little time for you!

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  9. Exercise is the cheapest therapy indeed. It also releases endorphins to keep us happy.

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  10. Exercise really is good therapy. I am starting up exercising again tomorrow. I have been trying to squeeze it in at night with putting the kids to bed and that is just NOT working. Hopefully this morning therapy will help this tired working momma.

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  11. Thanks for the great advice. I know I always feel better after a workout. I need to workout when I get off work today.

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  12. I am really trying to get into shape much more lately. Great advice! :)

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  13. I agree, exercise is so therapeutic, now if only I could find more time to do it! :)

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  14. I find that when I exercise it helps so much with stress! I just need to make more time for it!

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  15. This post reminds me to exercise more often. How many minutes do you get to spend each day for physical activities?

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  16. I'm really bad to always have an excuse for not exercising. :( I just finished a 10 day sugar detox and am starting to workout tomorrow... and you just motivated me even more!

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  17. And that reminds me to go running!!!

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  18. Awesome tip! I really need to get back to jogging on a regular basis!

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  19. It's so true that it makes you feel worlds better to exercise! I really need to get back into it again because I felt GREAT when I did it daily.

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  20. Running is awesome for stress-free alone time. I wish I could do it more!

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  21. SO TRUE! But why is it like one the hardest things to do?

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  22. The worst feeling in the world is to discover your child has life threatening disease. You are a very brave mother. God Bless.

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  23. Yes! Totally with you on this! I work out ~5 days/week, and couldn't imagine having it any other way. It's not always easy, but i know it's something key to my happiess, sanity, energy, and continued feeling of youth. ;)

    xo,
    lauriel
    EyeForElegance.com

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  24. I used to run a few times a week, but I find walking is better for me now. I agree...the best stress buster!

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  25. i always feel more at ease and stress free after a good work out

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  26. I know I need to get in a workout routine again. I could use a little stress stress.

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  27. I told my mom i've GOT to start walking more - so i even moved a doc appointment to the afternoon this week so i can get out and walk in the morning! =)

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  28. I completely agree! I started exercising about 6 months ago, and my stress levels plummeted. It's such a wonderful natural medicine!

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  29. I definitely need to work on working out more!! I always intend to do it, but time just slips away

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  30. My dad and my sisters used to run every morning when we still live in my parents house. Exercise is the cheapest form of bonding.

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  31. I wish I had the strength, and the back to allow me to workout! Glad you have found the way to.

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  32. I truly believe in the positivity that exercise can bring to the mind. Great post!

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  33. i agree! it's important to exercise daily specially if we're living sedentary lives!

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  34. Agree! Firstly I would love to get a pair of kicks, so I can continue my daily exercise!

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