By Meggan Larson
Okay, I am the FIRST person to avoid exercising, I’ll admit it. It’s not something I just loooooove to do. Not by a long shot. But I know the importance of exercising regularly. It helps your body get rid of toxins, improves your mood, and of course the obvious weight loss benefits. Even knowing this doesn’t seem to motivate me to get a gym membership or press play on a workout video. What I found interesting though was that…
There are things that cause me to break a sweat that I actually really enjoy! Gardening, playing volleyball, playing badminton, swimming, walking the dog, etc. It doesn’t have to fit the mould of traditional exercise to actually be exercise. It’s time to let go of the idea that in order to be counted as exercise you have to go for a five-mile run. If that’s something you enjoy then great! Not everyone is in that boat. Some people absolutely love pushing play on their DVD player and following an exercise program that way; others don’t.
They say if you do what you love then you’ll never work another day in your life. The same is true for exercise! If you get your sweat on gardening or playing a sport ~ that counts! You don’t have to then force yourself to squeeze in an exercise routine that you despise. I mean it’s 2018 right? Do we really have to stay within the confines or traditional exercise? I think not. Once I changed my mindset, I started looking forward to going for walks, gardening, playing with my kids etc. And I find that I push myself a little harder each time. The best part is, I don’t hate it OR dread it! To me, that’s worth its weight in gold.
~ Meggan 🙂
To learn more about the different things I’m doing to live a healthier lifestyle for me and my family please join me tomorrow night for our Roller Babies & Essential Oil Basics class happening tomorrow night at 7:30 pm CST. Click here to join!
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!