I truly, truly have a love-hate relationship with exercise. I do not like it. But I do love it’s benefits.
...Can anyone go there with me?
I know I need to move my body because when I don’t, I feel sluggish, my back begins to hurt, and let’s be honest-I slowly start to gain weight. There are some people who are “beat your body into submission” types, or some who are internally inspired to achieve something as great as finishing a marathon. I’ve personally never felt compelled to achieve anything that extreme. I would just rather have a cup of tea and sit down with my novel of choice. It hurts! It’s hard!
I've adjusted my attitude and I'm ready to a actually talk to you about it. Since forgoing exercise is not a healthy option, I have found ways to enjoy what I like to call “movement”. I schedule five times per week to move and this could look like a long walk or quick jog around the block or core, abs, and arm work in front of the TV. Beyond that, I’m one to be on the lookout for sneaking in exercise. What I mean by this is looking for fun activities (maybe weekend adventures) that require movement. I’m certainly not afraid of sweat and adventure. I’m up for opportunities to go ice skating, hiking, or indoor rock climbing with friends. I’ve also tried kayaking and surfing with John...while water sports are not my favorites, they are efficient forms of exercise that get us spending time together doing something he loves. We even went to trapeze school this weekend just to try something new!
So I guess I don't HATE exercise...I just take a while to talk myself into it. And I absolutely, 100% promote it. I'm simply speaking to people (I'm sensing this post is mostly for my fellow sisters) who need to feel a little better about not being the only one out there who can't seem to build up that desire to build up a sweat.
Is there anyone else out there who feels this way? What are your ideas for sufficiently implementing movement?
(Oh yeah, once I cycled 100 miles in 2 days. It was reeeally hard and mostly not fun, but it did feel great to finish.)