Tuesday, April 25, 2017

No Need for Exercise?!



Probably billions has been spent over the decades by women alone trying to keep their girlish figures.
While I am a bargain hunter, I would probably be embarrassed to know the amount of money I wasted spent on exercise junk.

I'm not against exercise or fitness or even the industry.
But, I keep hearing the voices of those influential women in my life.
"We never worried about exercising or getting in an hour at the gym every other day."
And yet, they stayed trim.

For me, to do a workout routine or video is the utmost in boredom and torture.  I hate most of them.  So, to simplify my life, I once again look to the past for my answer.

Women used to get enough exercise just in their daily lives.

Housework alone burned the bulk of their calories.
They walked more, too.
And went dancing.

Now, those are three things I like doing!
I like doing housework and I am sure I can put more caloric effort into it.
Spring is here and I am walking more.  I walk to pick the kids up at the bus stop down the road now.
And I do like dancing, though I don't get an opportunity to actually go out and dance.  I can put on some swingy music and dance about my kitchen, though.

I am keeping my weights, though.  Weights are important for women and the winters are long here.

I'm never going to have the rock hard abs and concave stomachs so popular now.  But, I can at least keep my vintage figure by living a vintage life

Just don't forget to stretch!

3 comments:

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

I used to be a big exercise fanatic. Started in the 80's when it really got going. But now that I'm older I am only doing what is necessary to feel good (for me). As the Scriptures say, "For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8). Your walks and dancing are probably plenty of exercise for good health. I think we have it much easier than the vintage households. So many labor-saving devices to free us from lots of toil. It's fun and rewarding to let some of that toil back in, though, don't you think? But I do treasure my dishwasher! We dirty way too many glasses around my house! Hope you have a lovely Tuesday!

Kate said...

I do enjoy a more old fashioned way of homemaking...plus I don't have a dishwasher. But, it is nice to utilize the dryer when hanging laundry out just isn't in the schedule.

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

I love seeing laundry hung on a line. Maybe if my hubby and I ever become empty-nesters I'll do it myself.