I love sharing information with others on things that have helped me in my journey to be a better, stronger, and healthier version of myself. There is a website that I have come to love, which provides a host of information on leading a healthier lifestyle. From tips on eating to exercise, the knowledge I have gained has been so valuable. They also host challenges that you can take part in, no matter where you are in the world. Recently, I was tempted to engage in an exercise challenge with a local group. What stopped me? Honestly? A new environment with people I don’t know – or barely know – just doesn’t seem all that appealing to me. Often times, we’re intimidated about going into unfamiliar territory with new people. Sure, taking a friend or family member with you will help, but there is still that intimidation factor that sometimes will prevent us from taking part in it. Add in the fact that I’m not all that coordinated and don’t want to embarrass myself in front of others, there’s that portion of it as well. Truth. I can only speak my truth, and there it is … no matter how laughable it may be to others. I know I’m not good at exercises, dances, or anything that requires a lot of coordination (Zumba, anyone?). So, I leave that to others that are so gifted. With the challenges found on this website, I can do them in the comfort of my own home. And honestly, I prefer it this way. I don’t need a crowd rallying around me when I’m glistening with sweat. I much prefer to sweat it out at home – with music blaring, of course.
Back to the website …
It is called Live Strong. For the month of February, they have had a booty challenge. I joined at the tail end – ha, see what I just did there – of the challenge. However, those exercises can still be incorporated into your workout routine.
They talk about an app called My Plate, whereas I just recently shared iTrackBites. While I haven’t checked their app out, I think it is along the same principle of tracking what goes into your mouth. If you’re a calorie counter, I’m sure either will work for this purpose. All in all, I think it is about being accountable to yourself for the food choices you make.
I signed up for the emails at Live Strong first. Usually when I wake up in the morning, there is an email from them waiting on me. I usually do not read it until I get to work, but when I do, I find myself clicking on the link they provided to read more information on the subject they are talking about that particular day in the email.
I’ve written down a “cheat sheet” of exercises to incorporate into my workouts. Just this week, I found “couple” exercises on there as well. I wrote down another “cheat sheet” of those exercises, and that evening I went home to introduce them to my 15-year-old daughter. We had fun working out together with these exercises, and yes, we laughed a little during the process, which is always a plus! Later that evening, my husband wanted in on the action as well, so I went over a few of those workouts with him, too. It was a fun way to get my family involved.
Now that I’ve shared the website, go take a look around yourself. Live Strong!