Deliberate Choice #8: Move my Body. How’d I do? Well…
I would love to be a runner. I think runners are amazing. I’ve tried Couch to 5K several times and I’ve ended up with pneumonia 3-4 weeks into it each time. Ugh. I don’t enjoy fast walks. I never have. But, with a family history of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and my own broken thyroid, I know that I have to exercise. I just
can’t don’t want to.
All day yesterday (Day 8), I stressed over when I’d get outside to walk. BUT…first the carpet installers were here and then it was carpool and then I needed to finish my Bible Study while child 2 was a swim and then it was piano lessons and then…
I think you get the point. I’m not good at exercise but I’m really good at making excuses. I’d decided to ask Adam if I could go for a 15 minute walk once the kids were in bed. I don’t like walking at night, but I’d committed to moving my body at some point during the day. Enter this conversation:
A: Momma, I told Daddy I’d get up at 5 and go running with him.
Me: Seriously? You don’t even like to get up at 6:30??
A: Well, if it helps Daddy exercise.
This conversation came up again at dinner. It was decided that all 4 of us would get up at 5am and head outside. And we did! The kids bounced out of bed ready to move, so off we went. Now it’s 6:45 and both are ready for school!
I won’t kid you. It would be really, really, really, really easy to leave this deliberate choice off my daily list! However, with the kids motivating us (and my inhaler handy), I might just be able to move my body more often!