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Perfect Timing

Posted by terrepruitt on June 16, 2009

In my last post, I mentioned “exercise mojo“, I was saying that actually referring to a exercise schedule.  Most people need to make working out a habit.  They need to put it in their schedule and then do it.  If you have it scheduled you are more likely to do it.

Well, I believe, from what I have been hearing around San Jose and the Bay Area, that the last of the schools are finally out.  And if not, they will be this week and everyone’s schedule is all in jumble.  Well, since a new schedule is going to have to be instituted into your life, you might as well schedule in some exercise.  Right?  It is a perfect time.  If you are having to change things anyway, just shove some movement in there.  Now, of course, honestly, I would like you to add MY classes or something with me into your schedule, that would be awesome.  But I am really more interested in you getting healthy, so I think anything you add would be great.

Most parents pick up their kids from school now-a-days, right?  Why not just keep that time that is allotted for picking up the kids and add a walk into your day.  You can even walk with your child (if it is a teenager you will probably have to promise to stay a few feet back).  Or workout to a DVD, do some calisthenics, run, jog, do yoga, anything.  Now is the time add it.  Then it might even be a smooth transition since you are already having to rearrange your day, it won’t be that big of a deal.  Ha!  How do you like that?  Doesn’t that sound totally logical?  Isn’t that a good idea?  Wouldn’t you call that perfect timing?

So this tactic can work for any change of scheduling, right?  Be it school letting out, or a new work schedule, or school going back into session, whatever, if you are already changing why not take the opportunity to add some change for the better?

4 Responses to “Perfect Timing”

  1. michele said

    I’ll see you in the morning!


  2. niachick said

    Hi Terre,

    You inspire me. You’re out there “doing”. You’re making a difference. I do prefer my “dance mojo” to my “exercise mojo”…but whatever works and whatever gets a body moving is magic to me.

    Thanks for being you!


    • Jill,

      You are amazing. I was looking at the Nia forums last night and you are so kind to post so much and share all the Nia knowledge that you have gained. It is so encouraging. Thank you for all that you do!

      Some people like dance mojo, some people like exercise mojo. I have been trying to disclose Nia as an exercise because so many times people have come to my class and when they leave they make a comment about what a great workout they got. And they seem sort of surprised. So I am trying to let people know that it is a workout. If it is in your body to move then you will (move) and might get sweaty. I think that since it is so wonderful and easily adjusted to any type of fitness level people are not expecting to be able to get a workout. And maybe the fact that it is non-impact keeps people from realizing that it can still be a workout. I think people are so engrained with the “jump” to get your heart rate up they don’t realize that you can bend and stretch and get that heart going! Close your eyes. let the music move you . . . and —yipee!— before you know it an hour is up and you have worked out! Amazing! Magical!


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