Monday, May 13, 2013


This week is National Women’s Health Week which is a week-long conglomerate of communities, businesses, health organizations and other groups that help bring awareness to the importance of women’s health.

I’ve joined Laura @ Mice in the Kitchen to help promote National Women’s Health Week. Each day this week, we’ll be covering topics such as fitness, beauty tips, healthy recipes, paired with giveaways and more! Be sure and visit each participant mentioned below to get their own unique insight on the daily topic.


Today’s topic: Favorite Exercise

People regularly ask how my husband and I remain fit, and I’m usually found staring back at them like a deer in headlights. Honestly, I’m not at my ideal body type after having 3 kids, but in the grand scheme of things, I suppose I’m fairly fortunate to still be a size small, or x-small in most cases. But before you hate me! – though I’m small in stature, I have lots of jiggle and cellulite and bat wings. We’re all in the same boat, my friends.

Only over brief periods have I been that gym junkie, and it probably had more to do with helping keep my friends accountable to their goals, as well as, share in the communal aspect of the routine. Otherwise, I’m not much of a gym rat. Or a lone runner. It’s god-awful boring to me and I’m very unlikely to stick to it for the long-haul.

I prefer to get my exercise through fun, social means such as family activities, sports, walks, philanthropic runs, and the like. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’d know that my family is pretty active – we mountain bike, hike, kayak, surf, wakeboard, snowboard/ski, swim, paddleboard, play sports, etc. This way, we don’t look at it as exercise – we see it as fun!

Exercise is highly beneficial to your health and your longevity. To prevent burnout and/or boredom, I suggest doing lots of different things, focus on having fun, and do it often!

// Aerobics // Ballet // Baseball // Basketball // Biking // Boating // Bowling // Boxing // Canoeing //  Dancing or Dance Revolution // Field Hockey // Football // Frisbee // Golf // Gymnastics // Hiking // Hockey // Hopscotch // Horseback Riding // Hula hooping // Ice Skating // Jogging // Jump rope // Laser tag // Paintball // Ping-Pong // Playing catch // Rock Climbing // Roller Blading // Roller Skating // Running // Skateboarding // Skiing // Soccer // Softball // Swimming // Tae Kwon Do // Tennis // Trampoline // Treadmill // Volleyball // Walking // Weightlifting // Wii sports games

If you go out, have fun, enjoy the activity, it won’t feel like “exercise” … but you’ll be getting fit and healthy in the meantime.

Make the workout the reward!

Do you have any fun exercise suggestions you'd like to share?


Welcome to National Women's Health Week!!  

12 amazing writers have teamed up to bring you each day a new topic centered around women's health and wellness to celebrate National Women's Health Week.  Simply click on the thumbnails below to be directed to their post.  Don't forget to enter an amazing prize pack! 

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  2. I like running with a friend. About a year ago I started running with her. We just talk the whole time (unless we're going uphill..ha!) so it keeps our minds off how far we go!

    1. I run with my daughter -- just started a few weeks ago. It amazes me how much she can talk as we run. I, on the other hand, cannot. So, it's a one-sided conversation typically. And I think she likes it that way. :-)

  3. I just can't make myself get into running. I like a brisk walk (outside or on the treadmill) or some mat pilates for my exercise.

    1. Unless it's something you want to cross of your bucket list, there are plenty of other exercises that can work your cardiovascular system. Did you know that walking and raising your arms above shoulder level, helps increase heart rate? True story!

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  5. AnonymousMay 13, 2013

    I have a hard time forcing myself to go to the gym. It's much easier to go with a friend or BF. I also love to stay active during the summer by going for walks/ hikes, kayaking, running, doing fun runs like the color run/ warrior dash/ color me rad.

    Glad to see I'm in good company.


    1. Wish you lived near -- sounds like we have similar interests! Love that!

      So glad you commented, and more so, that you're reading my blog. Thank you!

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