Friday Frivolity - Ways to fit more activity into your day

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...

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At last week's party, we shared our latest binge-watch tv shows.

This week brings us National Take the Stairs Day, so I'm sharing my favorite ways to fit more activity into your day.

1. Take the Stairs

Geez, Louise. What was I thinking, choosing these stairs? Now I want to be there, right this minute!

Well, duh, what better way to celebrate National Take the Stairs Day, right?

I'm not really around stairs too much (not as common down here in Flat Florida as the rest of the world), but back in high school, when I was a candy-striper at the hospital, I'd always choose the stairs over the elevator.

2. Park Far

Most people hunt around for the best spot (closest) in a parking lot, but we're always on the hunt for the most shade, even though that usually also means that we're at the far edge of the pavement.

But the bonus is that we don't have to drive around long looking for a spot and I'm pretty much guessing that I get to the door of the store just as fast as if I'd searched for something closer because I...

3. Walk Swiftly

I can remember that back in college, I had half of my classes on one side of campus and the other half on the other side -- and of course these classes were always back-to-back with I think just 10-15 minutes in-between them.

So I learned to speed walk even with my bazillion-pound backpack thrown stylishly across one shoulder.

I still walk quickly wherever I go and the bonus is that people pretty much get out of my way when they see me coming!

4. Pace

If I'm stuck on the phone, then you can pretty much guarantee I'm doing laps around the house -- and at a brisk enough pace to get winded. (Can you imagine how many calories I would have burned as a teenager, if cordless phones had been out then?)

A similar tip is to find a time when you're prone to more sedentary choices -- like watching tv -- and then do something active. We skaters used to do wall-sits during all the commercials at night to see if we could hold them until our show (usually this show or this onecame back on!

5. Dance Parties

This one's the most fun and Gv and I started enjoying them from the first day she was born. (Well, maybe not the first day, but at whatever point it was that my nether-regions started to feel back to normal and I could move around again!)

We usually have music on in the background during the day around here. We listen to some of everything throughout the day, so at some point, a more frisky selection will play that gets us movin' and groovin' and we'll hold an impromptu dance party until the song ends. (And after which I'll surely collapse on the couch from exhaustion!)

Now time for the new stuff!

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

  Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa recently wrote about her all the fantastic fun Peg + Cat-themed birthday party she threw for her've gotta check it out!

Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom

Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more!  She's been on a bit of a hiatus, but you have to stop by her blog to see the adorable reason behind it!

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions! 

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple features.... but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there!  ;)    


The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

Take Heart, Mama - 5 Truths That Will Transform Your Mothering over at Of the Hearth. I tell you what, if you are a mom, you've had a rough time at some point and these truths will surely be an encouragement to you!

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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