- I have still continued to ride my bike with the dogs every morning. Though it may be a mostly flat ride, I am burning calories trying to stay upright as the dogs randomly bolt in different directions chasing after squirrels (did I mention they are both on leashes?)
- I have done lunges off a bench and push ups on the grass at the playground while the kids played
- I have taken an extra trip or 3 up the stairs, taking every other stair
We are only now settling into some resemblance of a routine and we decided to get a membership at the nearest “Big Box Fitness Club” even though there is a treadmill, elliptical and universal weight machine literally across the street at the neighborhood clubhouse. For me, I have more motivation to go to a gym where I have more space to do all my functional exercises mixed with my weightlifting and there is a place for the kids to play.
It takes determination to get back on the workout wagon once you have fallen off. Momentum is NOT on your side. Excuses pile up and the schedule gets filled with other things. The key is making the decision to turn things around and making exercise a priority!