I'm sure that you know all the reasons why we should be exercising just like I do.
But doing it? That's a different story.
Here are the top three reasons I don't like exercise:
#3 - SWEAT
A photo of me looking like does NOT accompany this paragraph.#2 - PAIN
Whoever came up with the idea of "No pain, no gain" must have been a masochist. I mean, really, why does everything good for us have to be so painful? I wear some of those funny shaped walking shoes that are supposed to make your butt look better (mine are by Fila and I really do love them tho not nearly as much as I love my Christian Loubotin high heels - but I digress) so when I'm done walking, my calves, thighs and padunkadunk all hurt. While this means I might possibly be beginning to achieve my goals, I still don't like it.#1 - TIME
This is the one thing I know we all agree on - there just is NOT enough TIME.
And exercise takes up a lot of it.
Here are the top four reasons I do exercise (at least sporadically)
#4 - HEALTH
As I mentioned earlier, we all know WHY we should exercise. And this is it. Reduced risk of heart disease, alzheimers, cancer and even osteoporosis. And so much more. This should be enough of a motivating factor, especially now that I'm so old, but...NOT!!!
This is my favorite part about walking. My mind goes anywhere and everywhere. For instance today, I composed a whole blog post about how hard it is for me to exercise. (Now, this one does NOT work when I'm at the Y lifting weights. I have to count and all sorts of stuff that doesn't allow my mind to wander.)#2 - TIGHTER
I will never be skinny again. Thank goodness! I mean really, check out these knobby knees. OMG!#1 - EATING
but I do want to have fewer jiggles when I move and fewer rolls when I sit.
The number one reason I exercise when I do is cuz I LOVE TO EAT. Good food. Bad for you food. Fast food. (Unfortunately, I don't like veggies tho). When I exercise, I can eat more and not gain weight. ALRIGHT! This is more motivation to me than a longer life. I know. That is sooooo wrong, but I'm trying to be honest with you.
So there you have it. Why I usually don't exercise like I should. Why I do exercise when I do.
What about you? How do you stay motivated? Or do you?
Well, now that I've cooled off I can go get in the shower.