5 Fun And Easy Steps To Getting In Shape After A Divorce
If you really think about it, a huge percentage of us would freely admit that in the years prior to the divorce, we may have actually let our physical health, and more specifically, our outer appearance fall by the wayside.
Well... it's about time we fixed that!
They say that "Living well is the best revenge", and "There's no time like the present."
So, without further ado, here are your 5 Fun and Easy Steps to Getting in Shape After a Divorce.Look in the mirror (okay...maybe this isn't the fun part) - Take a GOOD look at what you see in the mirror. Do you like it? What changes would YOU like to make? Be brutally honest with yourself. Make no excuses! If you can't be brutally honest with yourself, find a friend or family member who will be!
Dig up those sweats/shorts/running shoes/sports bra, etc. It's time to get moving. Whether or not you need to lose weight, getting the blood circulating and breaking a sweat will improve your sense of self-esteem like nothing else I know of.
Put that MP3 player to use - Music has a tendency to make us feel like we can move mountains. Get on the computer (I use iTunes), and download your favorite songs. Make a play list and put those tunes on your iPod for listening to while working out. Believe it or not, you'll find that the music will make you want to work out longer.
Sign up for a class - Sign up for one of those cool, fun, dance/aerobic classes! This has 3 benefits: It's a great, fun way to get some much needed exerciseIf you're in a big group, you won't want to look like the class loser and stop before anyone else does.You will inevitably make some new friends
For those who don't want to be indoors, getting outdoors and walking is a great way to get in shape. Some schools actually have tracks for running on the premises. They're a great place to start, as they help you measure how far you're walking. For the track in my neighborhood, 6 laps is a mile. So as I'm walking, I'm counting the laps. When I get to 6 (IF I get to 6), I know I've walked a mile. (Check the hours that the track is open for public use. Some are closed to the public during school hours, so better to check first.)
Debbie Burgin is the Founder and CEO of The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce. Having an empathetic ear and some guidance by someone who's "been there, done it", and managed to stay sane during and after divorce can be invaluable. Visit http://www.thegirlfriendsguidetodivorce.blogspot.com/ for more post-divorce advice.
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