Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Get Moving Giveaway

When was the last time you took a moment and celebrated your body? Not because it's well built or attractive but because it's an impressive piece of  art.  One of the many things that can easily get me going is when I hear moms tell me they don't have time to exercise or they are too tired.  I remember a distinct conversation I had with another mom. I was 5 months pregnant with my third boy and she said, " Oh the third one will make you stay fat."  Then she proceeded to grab here jiggly belly.  I remember thinking there no one in h@$$ I am going to let that happen.  Do I think I need to be a stick figure. NO. I do have a strong conviction though that I owe it to myself, my kids and my husband to be HEALTHY.  

One of the many ways to be healthy is to exercise.  Find something you like to do.  I know for me in the last 6 months I have developed a LOVE for Zumba. It has truly not only changed my body but also my mind.  I know it sounds kinda cheesy but I leave the class feeling energized and confidant in myself. In turn it makes me a better mom, wife, co-worker and friend. 

Find something.
  
You make time for things that are important and until YOU consider YOURSELF important, you will NEVER have time.  Long after your house is quiet and the babies are all grown you will still be saying the same thing and still be miserable wondering how you never lost those 30lbs you swore you would lose.    

Is it easy. NO. Is it worth it? Without a doubt, YES! For me, I get up before my kids and husband and go to workout at the gym. On days I don't make it I go outside for a run or I do Jillian's kick your butt video. Are there days I am exhausted and have a pity party for myself because I just want someone to pamper me? YES. One thing I can promise you is if you start to create an active routine it will make it SO much easier.

Did you know that for every 1 lb of muscle you gain, your body burns an extra 50 calories a day? If you can turn at least 5 lbs of extra "fat" into muscle, you will automatically burn an additional 250 calories per day.  That's the equivalent to burning enough calories to melt 26 pounds over a year! 

Like I said, It's not about losing weight. That is just a perk. Is it about taking care of your body. It is about having a break and focusing 30 minutes on just YOU. I don't want to hear "I feel guilty I should be doing x, y and z". Not to be a B but you are not THAT important and your family will survive for the 30 min-hour you are gone. It’s time to toss aside the excuses and make a commitment to yourself to get active for at least 30 minutes each day. Once you're active on a regular basis, you won't believe all of the benefits that you'll feel, both mentally and physically

You deserve this. So, stop making excuses and start moving your body.

For the month of September, I will be posting Workout Wednesday posts. Check them out. At the end of the month I will be giving away some of my favorite Jillian Michael's workout DVDs. 


You can enter 3 ways:
1Follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know what you are doing to Get Moving!
2) For an extra entry, Post on Facebook about the giveaway and leave a comment letting me know.
3) For an extra entry, Follow @thebmcreport on Twitter.

One winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, September 29th.  Good luck and Get Moving!

Excited to hear your success stories!! 


6 comments:

  1. I love reading your blog, Maria and starting following it the day you posted it on facebook. About 18 months ago, my husband and I started eating healthier and quit buying processed foods. Because of that and exercise, he lost 30 pounds and his seasonal allergies almost completely disappeared. For me, I'm already at a healthy body weight, but have more fat than I'd like. Tomorrow (and this was already planned a couple of weeks ago), I'm starting P90X. Not for the weight-loss factor, but because I want to be in better shape for my family. 3 kids and homeschooling can really do a number on this mommy, so I'm looking forward to the added energy!

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  2. Hey lady - I'm doing some hot mama Zumba and looking forward to my husband fixing your eliptical so I can get my groove on!

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  3. I SO need to get my butt in gear!
    Your post was the little 'nip it,' I needed!

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  4. So I have HIGH cholesterol! I know, can you believe it. I don't even eat the foods that trigger that and I am not overweight...so it's BAD GENES my doc says. Meanwhile I have been throwing myself a pity party at all these BAD GENES I have inherited...but my doc says I can combat it with at least 30 minutes of cardio daily and getting my heart rate up. So I have been doing two things...running, running, running and ZUMBA thanks to you Maria! I am a new ENERGIZED person now and not so moody and maybe a little more cholesterol free! Whew!

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  5. i have VERY HIGH cholestrol too, Beth!! Thanks to my daddy and his genes!! Looks like i need to hop on the bandwagon!! What a motivational sister i have!! :)

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  6. Maria, since I had a huge scare with high blood pressure a year and a half ago, exercise is now in my vocabulary and my life!! Love it, love the benefits, love how it makes me feel. I have even participated in two 5k's and the Turkey Trot! Not too hateful for a 50+ grandma! Love your posts.

    Becky (aka Connie, Nana, Mom)

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