Nutrisystem Week 20 Update:
Weight Loss this week: -2.6 Total Weight Loss: -71.2
I have been doing really well on my Nutrisystem journey so far. I have really enjoyed the program and I have been able to apply all the strategies to my daily life. The only thing I seem to continue to struggle with is exercise. I feel like I would see more success if I had a regular exercise schedule not to mention I would feel better and be able to do more. I recently ran across a great article on the Nutrisystem leaf that I found inspirational about My Daily 3 and I am determined to make it part of my daily routine starting this week.
My Nutrisystem Journey:
I don’t know about anyone else, but I am not an exercise kind of person. I have never been able to find an exercise routine that I liked or worked for me. I have at times done well at including it in my daily routine but I usually have to force myself to go and I always end up dropping it after a few weeks. I so wish I could be one of those people who like to exercise every day. I know the benefits of exercise and I always feel great when I have exercise in my routine but I just can’t get motivated to keep it up. So I feel like I need to find a routine that is easy and fits into my schedule without me feeling like it’s going to be a big time commitment or hassle.
One of my goals on Nutrisystem was to feel better and be able to do more and be more active. At my weight, I have some major health issues that prevented me from really doing much at all. In fact except for getting out to pick up kids or run them to activities I was pretty much a shut-in and never left the house. I stayed on the couch most of the day not really doing anything. Not because I didn’t want to but my body limits me from doing much. I would get dizzy, sweat, and start getting shaky if I stood or did much activity. In fact, I’m still overcoming these limitations daily. Now that I’ve lost a good amount of weight it has helped and I am able to get out more but I still have a lot of limits. I would really like to change that and I feel exercising will help me build up my strength so I can get out more and do more.
I have really struggled with finding something I like. I’ve tried walking, swimming, and in the past when I was less heavy I even did yoga and some exercise classes. Usually, at the time I love it but getting it is difficult for me. I feel the need to find something I can easily fit into my schedule that doesn’t really seem like exercise or doesn’t take a lot of time to do. I recently read an article on the Nutrisystem leaf page about my daily 3 and I am hoping it is the solution I need.
Tips & Tricks:
I recently found a great article on the Nurtrisystem leaf that really inspired me. I love reading the leaf they have so much great information on there. If I am struggling with something it’s always easy to find some great advice on the leaf. The article was all about My Daily 3. My Daily 3 focuses on incorporating three activities to get you up and active every day. I feel like it’s a great place to start on getting more exercise and activity into my daily routine.
Read the article here.
What Is My Daily 3:
My daily three is a simple plan that helps you reach the national guidelines on activity which is 30 minutes a day. You simply do 10 minutes of activity three times a day. Keep track of your daily activity and make sure that you record three (10 minutes) sessions each day.
What Counts as a Daily 3:
Daily 3 is awesome because you can customize it to your schedule, workout level, and daily routine. You can fit in little activities for 10 minutes and before you know it you have 30 minutes of exercise every day. Things like taking a 10-minute walk, riding a bike, a quick yoga workout, or go for a swim.
Make It Work For Your Schedule:
It seems like I always have a million things going on during the day. Running the kids to different activities, blog work, and everything else. It seems hard to fit in time to dedicate to working out. I like the My Daily 3 because I can fit them in when I’m doing other things. I can park farther away to get in a 10-minute walk. I can take the kids to the pool and get in 10 minutes of swimming. I can’t always commit to 30 minutes of exercise but I can usually find 10 minutes a few times throughout the day to add some activity to my daily routine. It seems like less of a commitment.
Where Do I Start:
One of the great things I found in the article on the leaf is the My Daily 3 assessment. You can answer a few simple questions and they create a 2-week schedule for you with various activities based on your answers. If that doesn’t work for you then just start adding in things you like just 10 minutes a day three times each day.
Take the assessment here.
What are your tricks for getting more exercise during the day?
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