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Exercise is not a one size fits all.

Exercise. Some people love it, some people just haven't found a way to love it yet. If you hate it, I promise you just haven't found what works for you yet. I can help with that! Take a moment and think about what exercise is to you? Is it going to the gym to lift weights, participating in fitness classes, running, or working out in the comfort of your own home? Those are what we typically think about when we think about exercise. Also, we tend to think that we should always go hard, be sore the next day, or sweating for it to be a good workout, right? It doesn't have to be that way and all you need is a little change in your mindset.


Change what you think exercise should be. Exercise can be walking or little movements throughout the day. Walking during your breaks at work adds up quickly. Do 10 squats or lunges before you sit down in your chair. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park your car farther away from the entrance. All those small movements add up and are better than nothing.


Don't fall into the all or nothing trap. Something is better than nothing when it comes to moving your body. It can be hard to find a full hour to dedicate to working out. Instead of, "I don't have the time to work out." Try "I have 15 minutes to fit in exercise, I can fit in a walk." Turn the I don't have to I have.


Find a way to make exercise fun for you. My husband has the Nintendo switch set up on the TV in front of the treadmill. He now spends an hour a day playing Zelda and walking on the treadmill. One of my participants plays workouts on her phone, while the TV plays her show. She gets her workout in while watching TV in her living room. You can pick up trash along the lake or side of the road. I'm sure that will involve a lot of walking and squats.


Exercise is not meant to be a one size fits all. Think outside of the box. Make it something you enjoy and look forward to. I fell in love with Dance Fitness. I discovered it after I had my first kid and it made me feel sexy and confident. Now, my goal is to help other women achieve that.


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