Exercise is hard!

So, I am writing this blog to squeeze out a little encouragement from all of you.  As I have mentioned before my sister and I are doing some fitness/health challenges to help us be healthy.  It has been a lot of fun and a good way to keep me motivated. The thing that helps me the most is being able to think about someone else.  This is nice because I often feel that dieting is such an inward experience and I hate that. I hate thinking so much about me and the way I look. It’s good in a way but I am doing better focusing on helping Megan reach her goals and I think the same is true for her.


I am also doing a fitness challenge with my friend Camille. We are trying to see who can exercise more before we get together over Thanksgiving.  This week I have been doing pretty good- 80 minutes of total exercise so far but I need to do even better.  It’s just hard at first because your muscles hurt and your body revolts from such activity. I am going to try and work in yoga and other types of activities to help make sure my muscles are well stretched and ready to go.  Still, it is hard work.  There is no getting around that.  I was wondering if any of you have found ways to exercise or motivate yourself to exercise that I might use?  I have always loved to swim but it is not the most practical of exercises for year-round activities.  I sometimes do the workouts on fittv and those are pretty good.  Plus, my apartment complex has a gym with weights and equipment.  I really wish I had a buddy I could exercise with and perhaps I will meet someone in my ward who might be interested. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions/encouragement you could all give me.  Thanks in advance.

Speaking of my ward…I just got called as Enrichment leader (for those who don’t know enrichment is an activity organization in our church for women that sponsors book clubs, craft nights, cooking groups etc).  I may try to start a walking group since I have the leadership power to do so. We’ll see. If any of you have good ideas for that also I would appreciate it. Thanks and let’s get some more comments on my blog!

4 thoughts on “Exercise is hard!

  1. Our new ward is in a new building with just one other ward. They have combined together to do an aerobics class three times a week in the cultural hall. I haven’t been yet, but they say that they mix up workout leaders and styles. I want to check it out, but baby makes it hard. Good for you Rach for getting out there and working out!

  2. I always find I’m much more motivated if a) I do it first thing in the morning (if that isn’t first on the list, well, then the list takes on a life of its own and there’s no working out in sight) and b) I lay out my clothes so that they ARE the first thing I see in the morning. If not…well then I’ll tidy the bathroom and throw in this load of laundry and while I’m at it I might as well sort the recycling, then I’d better get these dishes done and the floor sure needs to be swept and I really should take something out for dinner…. you see what I mean? But if I put my workout clothes on, it would be a hassle to have to change again without working out and there’s pretty much no excuse not to just get out and do it – I’m already ready to go, right? (and if I throw in a load of laundry on my way, you can’t blame me for trying to be efficient.)

  3. Oops…I totally meant scripture cover. Maybe it was a slip meaning that I should actually do scripture study! Good luck on the exercising and I’ll see you on Saturday!

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