You know those friends you have on Facebook—the ones that post about their exercise habits all the time? You know what I mean, things like this…
I just finished running 8 miles!!! I feel fantastic!!!
Up at 4 a.m. for boot camp!!! What a GREAT way to start my day!!!
Just finished an 8 hour Zumba marathon—OMG it was so much fun!!! Can’t wait for the next one!!
You’ve got some of those friends right? Yeah—I am not that friend.
I don’t run, unless I’m being chased, by a zombie, with a knife, and a chainsaw….
Up at 4 a.m.?! Ummmm, not unless someone is giving me a whole lot of money. I don’t get up before the son.
8 hours of exercise—WHY?
I’m working with my doctor on my weight. Since I turned 40 I have gained about 25 pounds, that despite my best efforts I have been unable to drop. And I hate it. I hate the way that I look. I hate the way my clothes fit. I hate the way I feel. So, I talked to my doctor about it. My doc is great and she individualizes plans for each patient. But, part of the program, is exercise. I have to do a minimum of 45 minutes 4x a week. And it’s gotta be aerobic. I have to move my arms and my legs. I have to get my heart rate up and work up a sweat. And I hate every single minute of it.
And it doesn’t matter what I am doing…walking on the treadmill, doing an exercise video, taking a class….doesn’t matter… I can’t wait for it to be over. In fact, I set a timer so I can see the time tick down. I don’t get endorphins, I don’t feel great once I push through “the wall”, the only thing that keeps me going is watching the time tick down. I can’t wait to stop!
Now, I will say…I can tell that my stamina is higher then when I started, I can tell that my body is changing, and I have lost weight. Those are all great things. I love the results—-but I sure hate the process.
I envy those people who love to exercise…who think it is fun, look forward to it, and feel it is a vital part of their life every day. I assume these people do not spend a lot of time watching the Real Housewives or playing Candy Crush. Unfortunately, I am in the RH and CC group and not the exercise group. So I dread and hate my 45 minutes every day… but I doing…by sheer willpower….
Maybe I ought to hire a zombie to motivate me…..