Sometimes I let my “all or nothing” mindset get the best of me. It can be quite the self-defeating mindset if you have never had the misery of experiencing it. I look at a task and determine that it must be done perfectly or not at all. It must be completed with expertise and finished over the top. I set my expectations so incredibly high that I am defeated before I even begin. The result is almost always me choosing nothing in the midst of the “all or nothing” mindset. I have noticed these thoughts creeping in throughout this 40 Day Fitness Challenge, but I refuse to entertain them anymore. Thoughts like “I have to burn X amount of calories for it to be considered exercise”, or “if my heart rate does not reach X, then this can not be considered exercise”. Although those thoughts would be admirable for someone deeply rooted in physical fitness, they are extreme for someone like me who is only four days into a program. I believe that exercise can be as little as playing duck duck goose with your children, spring cleaning your house, or dancing with your husband on date night. For me, exercise was walking around the zoo all day with my family – intentionally unintentional. Here are some photos I captured on this beautiful day.