September is Another January. Let’s Get Exercising! – 011
In this episode 011, Jenny and Peggy take on the challenge of the foundational habit of daily exercise. They discuss how to use the strategy of consistency to improve the odds of keeping this habit and exercising every day. Peggy is diggin adult gymnastics and Jenny shares her love for a TV show called Silicone Valley. Peggy has a flossing related win and Jenny shares a personal learn about some exercise challenges.
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What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)
1:13: We review how the monthly challenge is going so far and we discuss how we are incorporating exercising daily into our lives.
5:08: Habits Corner: On this episode, we discuss the habits strategy of consistency to help to lock in daily exercise.
15:03: Mindfulness exercise followup. We check in to see how we did with the mindfulness of posture exercise.
16:50: What Are You Diggin’ Lately? Peggy is diggin’ Adult Gymnastics and Jenny is into the TV Show Silicone Valley
20:22: You Win or You Learn: Peggy has a floss related win and Jenny’s learn takes us through her thought process as she came back into exercising regularly.
26:57: We wrap it up for this week and encourage you to keep moving. Join us in the Facebook group for some accountability for your workouts through the month of September.
Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:
Facebook Group: Share your workouts here!!
Adult Gymnastics: Here are some videos of me (Peggy) playing at adult gymnastics
TV Show: Silicone Valley
Book: Spark by John J. Ratey, MD.
“It was a struggle to get started, but I forgot how much I like lifting weights?! We have a home gym in our basement which Jeff uses regularly, and I use… well… very irregularly. I really have no excuse to not exercise between having a gym in the basement and the full range of tools available online. I like being sore from exercise”. -Jenny describing getting back into exercise.
“Your body is designed to move. Let’s move!” -Peggy
“I feel more awake. When I say that, I don’t mean the opposite of being asleep. I mean that my brain clearer and functions better cognitively” – Peggy discussing how she is feeling about exercise.
“The more consistent an action is, the more likely it is to be a habit. So…exercising every day is more likely to result in a habit.” -Jenny
Share your thoughts… We’d love to hear from you!
What was your biggest takeaway or insight from this episode? Are you joining us for daily exercise this month? We want to know if you are playing along! Post your daily exercise on the socials using #theimprovementproject. Leave us a comment or just come and say ‘Hi’ on the socials. I’m on Instagram and Twitter and Jenny is on Twitter. You can always get our attention by using the hashtag #TheImprovementProject
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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse. Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness. She is wife to John and mom to fur baby Calvin the fat orange cat. Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her! Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector. She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 5 year old Ethan. Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.
Join them weekly to explore how to create healthy habits that stick on the journey to becoming better humans!
Until next time,
Let’s get to work on improving your most important project. That’s YOU! Stay focused and get after it!
Thank you so much for listening.
Peggy and Jenny