Hey everyone!

Sefirah is over! Phew. Anyways, I’m glad. So it’s Shavuous time. Well, was. CHEESECAKE!!!!!!! Yum. There’s just this little problem with cheesecakes, ice cream and chocolate. They’re fattening. And crazy tempting. But hey, you could definitely splurge. At least I did. Calories don’t count on Yom Tov. The key is not to go overboard.

So now you’ve got those extra pounds that somehow crept up. The solution is pretty simple. Try and guess. You’ve got it! It’s exercise time!

Personally, I don’t believe that in order for exercise to work, it must be an hour of never-ending torture. On the contrary, I believe that exercise is more effective when done with a smile. After all, smiling burns more calories:) And when you’re happy to do it, you’re more likely to do more. Whatever you put into it is what you’ll get out of it. So try and exercise in a way that works for you. It doesn’t matter how or what – as long as you break out into a sweat. Here are some ideas. If you’ve got some of your own suggestions, you can always comment. That’s what the bottom section was made for. 🙂

Play with ’em. Your mother asked you to watch your siblings. Take them out and play with them. Ball, catch, whatever. Push them on the swings. I played ball with my sister the other day and I actually got quite the workout. Bonus: you’ll get the Best Sister Award.
Crank up the volume. Just dance. In your kitchen. With your friends, sisters, cousins or even solo. It’s fun and effective.
Lech Lecha. Go on a walk. Put the baby in the carriage and walk. Tip: walk a few blocks to warm up. Sprint for two minutes. Active recovery – walk. Then sprint. Alternate. To cool down, just slow your pace and then stretch.
Take the stairs. Whenever possible, try implementing exercise in your day-to-day life. So take the stairs, ditch the car and walk (or bike) that extra mile.
Lap it up. Swimming is a great way to exercise, and it’s fun too! It’s a great option when you’re feeling bogged down from the heat.
That’s it for now.
Tell me what you’ve got,
Tonni