I have learned the necessity to bend and be flexible on my LiFe PaTh. This is why I really appreciated the help given to me in naming my blog. So, let’s keep the refraction going.
The next element introduced is Xe which symbolizes Xenon, a gas that helps generate lasers and strobe lights.
For the purpose of my Periodic Table of TOPS and with some flexibility, Xe must symbolize Exercise (Xe). Yes, I can hear the groans now.
In the past, I considered Exercise (Xe) as something I wanted to avoid because it sounded so harsh. I tried to convince myself it was more pleasant to say I will increase my physical activity … to me it just sounded better.
It is not necessary to go to a gym or run multiple miles each day. Any movement to maintain Momentum (Mo) on your journey to a healthier lifestyle will be helpful. A suggested amount of Exercise (Xe) is approximately 150 minutes a week, spread out over the entire seven days. You (U) can use Krames Health Library found on the TOPS website to find an Exercise (Xe) to match your Health (H) condition.
I take every Opportunity (O) to increase my physical activity, from parking my car in the last row of the lot (plenty of spaces there) when I go to an event to using the stairs instead of an elevator. My record is when my hotel room was on the tenth floor; I did so many steps on that trip.
Although I take every Opportunity (O) available to grab those precious 150 minutes a week, most of my success came from walking each day as my form of Exercise (Xe). On refracting on my struggles of late, not walking as much as I did in the past is an Obstacle (Ob) to my success. Apparently “jumping to conclusions” does not count.