I’m still working on doing more videos. I thought that you may learn more from some of the things that I do everyday that help me with my healthy goals. I haven’t decided if I will post them all here so you may want to follow my YouTube Channel.
One thing that is a really good thing to plan, is to find ways to get activity with no excuses. The way to stop those excuses is to find solutions.
Excuse #1: Weather
We live in Oregon, it rains all the time! Weather is a very easy excuse here, so one of the things we have found is places like the mall and IKEA are great for walking long distances in a controlled environment. Look around your local area and see if there is any place you can go.
Excuse #2: Time With Family
TJ & I will actually go to IKEA on a date. I know I’m really lucky to have a guy that loves IKEA. But find things that include activity and your family. That really is the best of both worlds! Also this is a great example to your kids, this is one reason I do the Family Fun series on Pepper Scraps. Getting out and getting active helps with stress, shows your kids how to have fun while being active, and gets you active.
Excuse #3: Kids
If your kids are holding you back from being active, find a solution. I know it can be hard getting a good walk in with a slow little one that refuses to be in a stroller.
Find a local babysitter that may be interested in watching your kids for an hour. Find local places that offers childcare that you can be active at. Ask a family member to come by and watch your kids. Do a childcare trade with a neighbor. Find a solution that works for you.
Remember if you find the solutions to your excuses you can’t listen to them any longer!