6 survival tips for those that HATE exercising
1. Want to be younger? Oh, go take a walk!
Literally. DAILY. You’ll feel 10 years younger in a week or so.
* It’s true. Movement will make you much more limber. I actually feel a difference the first time out.
2. So you don’t like working out?
You aren’t suppose to LIKE it. You’re just suppose to DO it.
* The more fit you get, the more you will start to crave it. It can actually become very contagious!
3. Don’t know where to ‘join? Too expensive to join?’
1. Walk outside your front door. 2. For free!
* Start with baby steps. Try walking or biking first. You’ll know when it’s time to up the ante.
4. Find working out boring?
Oh, it is. Very much so.
But maybe swap out a boring treadmill for a not as boring outdoor bike on occasion, so you see MORE rotating boring things. It’s a little less boring that way.
* Finding something you actually like doing really helps. Try rotating what you do too.
5. Hate water? Up your boring water intake with a pinch of boring fresh lemon or lime.
Just pretend you forgot the sugar in the lemonade. It’ll grow on ya…
* Lemon and lime alkalizes your system, removing toxins. It also beats the taste of just water!
6. You already know what to do. You just have to HATE how you feel enough to do it!
* For some, they have to dip into that final black hole to truly get serious enough to do this.
Now read this whine-fest infused journal entry below next, so you know without a shadow of a doubt, you are NOT suffering alone in this.
And be sure to read…
It’s actually incredibly helpful. 🙂
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Dear weekend journal…
Not that I have a real journal.
It’s actually called a BLOG. But journal sounds more.. journal-ly.
So… this weekend I didn’t want to be an adult. I took the weekend off. You don’t mind, do you?
My son certainly didn’t seem to. I had all these prepared foods in the house, and he gladly threw them in the oven and fended for himself… while even feeding me.
That was a nice switch!
My departure from adulthood started with a sleep in. I woke up to this magnificent beam streaming through my window!
Maybe it was really screaming… to get up?
Let’s just go with stream…
The sleep in felt sooooo good!
That may or may not have something to do with sleeping in till noon.
In a nutshell, there’s been no working out or bike riding in sight lately.
My mom had a saying… if she didn’t move enough, her joints wouldn’t oil up.
Mom, I get it now.
How do youngin’s get away with these lazy shenanigans?
Right. They never sit still.
Soooo not into it! Did you hear me, joints?! (shaking fists in air…)
I proceeded to make plans early in the day. I will do that. For sure.
But by the time I looked up really meaning it this time, it was dark.
Oh well. Guess I’ll just try tomorrow. How convenient for me.
A true adult really can’t be a kid after all I guess.
The knowledge of knowing better seeps in.
Oh I did. I slapped on those shoes while I fussed and moaned, got bundled up REALLY warm, and
creaked pushed myself out that front door.
It wasn’t fun. Not even for a blue, freezing cold second.
But I kept going anyway.
while teeth chattering, I started looking around. It was actually very pretty out!
And being the true journalist that I apparently now am, I took a few pics to
prove I really did this document my findings.
Now, I know from experience I won’t feel amazing after one short walk. It’ll probably take a week.
But, I walked until I felt ‘it.’ Felt that something felt different. Like the walk actually DID something.
( No sweat was harmed in the making of this walk. )
So today yet again, it got dark before I knew it.
Boy was it ccccccold! So tomorrow I’ll search for a face tube thing.
I said tomorrow. That must mean…
Egads. Say it ain’t so.
Thing is, when it’s warm and sunny out, I WANT to go bike riding! I even have a whole storyline of BIKE RIDING ADVENTURES HERE!
But bitter cold or wet, not in the least bit. At all.
But I know I have to. This isn’t to lose 1 million lbs. This is to gain strength and feel light on my feet again. Baby steps.
So, I will go out, either walking or biking every
day night as long as it doesn’t monsoon or white out on me. And I hereby will report how I am doing in a week or so… to try and stay honest.
Just cold out? There is no excuse really.
Says the mom trying to be a kid. Sigh…
Night Rider Exercise Hater it is.
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Are you avoiding all this rah rah too?
Read more bike adventures HERE.
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Disclaimer / This post is truly done in jest. I’ve lost 25 lb in a past life, and have been fit for most of my life, by doing nothing other than moving more and eating right. Nothing fancy. I just get out of the habit each January, and we are overdue for that yearly gripe fest.
But… first things first. Try getting into a habit of feeling better first. Chances are, you will have the stamina to do more after that hurdle.
It’s all about baby steps, and most anyone can walk. Just walk at your own pace and work up from there.
And please check with your doctor, before trying any program.
Now… let’s do it!