Sunday, August 29, 2010
Exercise doesn't have to boring!
We all want to feel better about ourselves and to lead healthy lives, but honestly, who likes exercising?
I can tell you that personally, I would rather sit on the couch with a good book or a good movie than to go out and get all sweaty and achy, even if I know the benefits it will bring me.
One thing I've learned over the years is that exercise does not have to be boring, especially when the whole family gets involved.
It doesn't have to be anything extreme, but merely walking every night around the neighborhood, or playing a game of tag with the kids.
One things we like doing as a family, is going to the Track on base, Curt and I will jog/walk and the kids will either jog along with us at their own pace, or they will ride their scooters.
The good thing about our track on base is that it has a playground for the kids too, so when the kids get tired they can just go play while you continue on.
The time you spend with your family is precious, and it should be enjoyed to the fullest, whether you're just hanging out at home or working together, or exercising.
It doesn't hurt that we're also supporting this wonderful man, who just like many others has to work hard everyday at staying fit. He has his military PT test coming up any day now and with the new standards and regulations, the guys are finding it harder and harder to pass.
So please keep him in your prayers. It's hard to think that a man who has devoted his life and given 19 years to the Air Force, could pretty much lose it all if he fails the PT test.
I find it ridiculous, but what do I know, I'm just a military wife!