Exercise is good for the body and mind. There are hundreds of studies that show physical activity reduces stress, depression, and makes you feel more energized and confident throughout the day. Exercise helps stimulate the production of s
erotonin in the brain. The effect of this mood elevating chemical makes you feel good for hours afterward.
I’ve been unemployed for 33 days. The job search is going about as expected. No interviews yet. Of course my recent experience in a research laboratory is not a high demand field. In fact, the field is shrinking. If you can score such a job, it’s great. Otherwise, you feel the curse of being far too specialized.

So what else have I been doing to keep myself busy? One thing I am committed to is keeping active. I have implemented an exercise routine that is easy, fun, and free. I know myself, and if it weren’t easy, fun, and free there is no way I would stick to it. So here it is:

Every day I will do one or more of the following--
Stretching, at least 3 minutes
Push-ups, at least 10
Work out with nunchucks, at least 3 minutes
Walk at least 1 mile
Bicycle at least 2 miles

So far in the last 33 days, I’ve only skipped 3 days. Not 100% but better than I have ever done with any exercise routine, ever! That’s a win in my book! I know it’s not much of a workout to do only one thing on the list. But I usually do more than the “required minimum”. Besides, even the minimum is much better than doing none at all.

This is the starting point of my do-it-yourself home fitness program. I would love to hear about your exercise/fitness success stories. What do you do for exercise and what do you do to stay motivated?

Your comments are always welcome!

No go take on the day!

Peace, out.

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  1. Fantastic ab workouts are complementary in getting rid of excess fat around your waist. As you become stronger with your abdominal exercise muscles, you also burn up the stored fat which is so hard to obtain too.

  2. Hi Suzie,
    Thanks for the tip. Have a great day!

  3. Hi Duane!
    Well done, keep it up!
    I've never stuck with exercise for more than a month or two, and it shows.
    I'd like to accompany you by doing the same routine as you, but I can barely walk across the room at the moment due to a back injury! When I get rid of that I'll have a go. It sounds like a do-able routine :-)


    1. Hi Jeff,
      Thanks for your comments. I'm sorry to hear about your back injury. By all means, rest up and get better soon. Like I said, keep your excercise routine easy, fun, and free. That way there are fewer excuses your mind can use to get you to skip it. =)
      Get well soon my friend,