It’s now been over three months and I had been using the “I just had a baby, I’m exhausted” excuse to explain my lack of exercise. It was a challenge to find time to eat and brush my teeth! So, where on earth was I going to find 30 minutes to exercise??
But then I had an unfortunate encounter involving a dressing room with terrible lighting and decided it was time to FIND those 30 minutes! Not only for that reason, but when I start exercising regularly I just feel so much better overall.
I am NOT a runner. Never have been. I hate strongly dislike running. However, I have decided I want to try to start jogging as there is no way I can get to the gym with two kids. And, I always have access to my jogger and running shoes, so it leaves me with no excuses.
I am starting slow. 30 seconds jogging, then 30 seconds walking. It’s actually going pretty good. At the end of 30 minutes, I figure I ran (well ran is a generous word – it’s more like a glorified fast walk with a little bounce) for 15 minutes, which is 15 minutes more than I really have ever jogged in my life.
I find great music helps a lot. Just getting a good, excuse the 90’s reference, “pump you up” song can really help motivate. I have had the same songs on my iPod workout mix for way too long and I need some good new ones. Will you help me?
Post a comment here with your favorite fun workout songs and one winner will receive a $10 iTunes card as my “thank you!” Please comment all month…contest ends on Saturday, 10/31 at 8pm PST. You can leave as many comments/songs as you would like!
To get you started, here is a funny and eclectic list of some of my favs!
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Hemorrhage (In My Hands) – Fuel
Just Dance – Lady GaGa
Glamorous – Fergie
What I Got – Sublime
SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
Mercy – Duffy
Womanizer – Britney Spears
Fighter – Christina Aguilera
Machinehead – Bush
The Way I Are – Timbaland
You – Candlebox
Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5
Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar