I am grateful to Puritan’s Pride for their challenge of having me make one small change towards a healthier lifestyle as part of a compensated bloggers’ program. I used to make exercise a low priority for myself. There were too many other things that I needed to do. Doesn’t it seem that exercise goals for women often take a back seat to parenting? But for once, I made exercise a priority as a result of staring down my upcoming 50th birthday.
In facing the reality of pre-menopause, I had — without doing anything differently! — packed on a few pounds in my middle that caused my pants to stop fitting. My one small change was to organize a moms’ boxing class for a small group of us. We had modest exercise goals when we started, but oh, the power of a group! We motivated each other and soon formed an exercise regime of the small boxing classes, drop-in cardio boxing classes and jump rope at home. We’d text, call and encourage each other to show up. It worked. It got us all exercising more than we ever had and even — dare I say it? — made it fun.
We all have said that boxing is the only exercise we’ve ever stuck with. It wasn’t solely becauwe it took off those annoying extra pounds. I think the key was trying to learn a skill. And with every new skill acquired, the realization that this was the tip of the iceberg. And so our goals grew larger.
The thing about one small change is that, it has a snowball effect. The one small change gets bigger and bigger until it has a life of its own. Making my one small change was the best thing I ever did for myself. I would love for you to give it a try as well. I promise you that you won’t regret it! Would you consider making one small change towards a healthier lifestyle too? You deserve it!
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A boxing gym can seem intimidating but I think it’s a great skill for women of all ages. In getting fit, I also learned self defense skills which makes me feel safer. But truly, it’s really is fun. My kids say that it keeps me calm when I’ve driving those endless carpools. And it starts with one small change. And a $12 jump rope.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Puritan’s Pride. The opinions and text are all mine.