How To Incorporate Exercise Into Daily Life

I love reading articles on The SITS girls site, they are so helpful and inspiring. The SITS offers monthly writing prompts (like this one) to brush up your writing skills or when your like me and have nothing but blanks.

I have had a rough couple of weeks that have knocked me off my axis and i am still trying to recover. I have been so busy i hadn’t had time to write anything let alone think of anything to write about.

I think i have finally decided which path I’d like to take this blog down, niche wise i am still going to be a lifestyle blog. I will give you guys the scoop once i have completely nailed down all of the details.

….annnd moving on…

Since quiting my day job back in January to become a full time freelance writer (also working at an insurance agency part time. Have to make sure those bills are paid) i have found it a little challenging to get in my steps for the day (thanks to my Fitbit, that i am addicted to. You can add me as a friend too: LeslieCBeMe).

My bedroom doubles as my office, because of this i think it is a great idea to set boundaries, to make sure i keep myself in check. I wake up at 7:45am, shower, and put on real clothes. It does sadden me to be without my yoga pants. I sit and read just to read and sit, hey i am not complaining – it comes with the job.

To implement my new routine though i take a break around lunch time. Not to eat but to put on my Fitbit and exercise. If i go to the gym i reward myself with a tanning session after 30 horrible minutes on the treadmill. I despise running on a treadmill, so much work to go nowhere! I am not knocking it if you like the treadmill, it just isn’t for me really.

I like to feel the asphalt under my shoes, the breeze on my face and arms, along with all that fresh air. It does something that i love, i love how i feel after i am done. Albeit i am sweaty (as a pig. Did you know pigs don’t sweat? Fun fact!), tired, and becoming a little sore but i still feel great.

Days that my anxiety is so high the last thing i want to do is go in public to face all of these people, noise, and situations i bought a weighted jump rope, so i could still do a little cardio. Now i have no excuse for not getting in my 3 days.

The goal is a 30 minute workout at least 3 days a week. I think that is totally doable, how about you?

24 Replies to “How To Incorporate Exercise Into Daily Life”

  1. Yes I think that’s defnitely doable! You can do it!

  2. It can be tough we we are so busy busy busy. I love the thing my fit bit does when it vibrates to let me know I’ve not moved for an hour – when I’m hunched over the computer time can go so fast so that prompt to stand up and move about it great for me. .

  3. I am working from home and I love that you ‘keep yourself in check’ by getting showered and dressed every morning. I really need to do that, because I walk around the house in a long night gown just about 24/7 and I think my family is beginning to worry about me. lol

  4. I recently got a fitbit and am LOVING it! Before I would go to work and sit until lunch, go to lunch, and then sit until it was time to go home. Now I get a little buzz every hour and I’m getting up and walking at least 250 steps. I love the reminder!

  5. I struggle with this concept so much. I really admire people who have the drive to exercise daily. I hope to get there someday!

  6. I’m the same way – I’d rather spend my whole lunch break exploring Boston (and walking 3-4 miles at a time!) than spend one second in a gym walking on a treadmill!

  7. It’s so easy just to sit at the computer all day! I try and remind myself of how good those endorphins will make me feel afterwards.

  8. I think I’m the last person without a Fitbit! I actually do like to exercise. I enjoy classes, though, and not machines. I need to do something different all the time. I totally think 30 min 3 times a week is doable. Can’t wait to read more about the direction of your blog.

  9. I’ve been so lazy lately. I’m starting super small: squats, push-ups, and hundreds in morning! Gotta start somewhere!

  10. Thirty minutes is very doable. It sounds like you have a good routine in place.

  11. I am so hopelessly addicted to my fitbit! It is getting sick. I sometimes don’t get up to walk if it’s charging because it won’t count. Can you believe that? Sick

  12. i think i’m the only person in the world without a fitbit! i really need to hop on this! i make sure to hit the gym every day if not do a yoga flow every night to keep myself active. I’m in my third trimester of pregnancy so moving is a lot harder nowadays! LOL

  13. I love my fit bit too! It really helps me be more aware of how often I’m sitting still, especially now I’m sat at my computer more often.
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  14. I’ve slowly moved my goal from 3 days to 4 days and now I’m at 5 days. It is so nice to be able to incorporate exercise and fitbit keeps me going!

  15. that’s totally doable! Something that really worked for me was getting 10k steps a day on my fitbit. I’d end up hopping around the house at night to make sure I got my steps in but it’s definitely doable and really healthy! good luck!

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  16. My goal is three days a week – about 30 minutes every time – as well, but I’ve been slacking a bit. Part of it is due to working late or really bad weather ; I can really only go for walks at the moment. I hope to do better though.

    That’s great you make it happen -especially working from home!

  17. Hi Leslie, I don’t get enough exercise in and I really should plan it into my day. Exercise has so many benefits, there’s really no reason not to do it. I’ll try to start exercising more while I’m at home.

  18. I agree completely. I have a gym membership and I try to make it at least 2x/week, but I feel as though my favorite kind of activities are always outdoors when I can get some fresh air. I also get so bored on the treadmill, but a bonus is that I catch up on all of those stupid house hunting shows, LOL. OR I bring a good CD to motivate me.

    I’d love to get a weighted jumprope too! I bet that would be a fantastic workout 🙂

  19. I don’t work anymore because of my chronic pain problems but I do get in a 3o minute walk two times a day when i take my kid to and from school. I can get more time in in the morning. I think it’s so important to do this even if it is just walking. The fresh air and the change of atmosphere alone is so good for your mental state.
    I’m so glad that you’re doing this. Little bits help in the long run!

  20. 30 minutes 3 days a week is totally doable for me. I work from home too and getting dressed seems to be the hardest part of my day. Actually getting myself to the gym feels difficult. I sometimes feel like I’m falling apart from sitting all day. Gym is definitely needed! This is motivation. Thx.

  21. I needed to read this! While I don’t work at home, I do work a job where I sit alllllll day long. I struggle to get myself up early enough to get a workout in during the week. On the nice days we go for a family walk which helps, but I need to get more activity in during the day. A 30 minute workout three days a week really sounds like a good idea. I think if I could even just go for a walk on my break at work a couple of times a week it would help!

  22. Yes! I just transitioned into an office job (from being a teacher where I was constantly moving!)

    I feel like if I don’t carve out the time in my schedule, I will feel like a big blob all day.

  23. I know the struggle of working at home. I never want to get dressed and then I feel like my day is shot. I really need to get up and move more often and get myself some quick exercise in during my breaks. I think I am going to start jump roping on my 15 minute breaks I give myself through out the day. Thanks for the motivation!

  24. Awesome post! I think a 30 minute workout at least 3 days a week is doable. I’ve been trying to exercise more and think I’m going to try to work out 3 days a week.

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