Tuesday, July 7, 2009
EXERCISE----Why do some people seem to enjoy exercise while I HATE it so???? I hated PE and recess in elementary school, so I imagine this is something that has been with me for many years. As a kids I rode my bike endlessly and spent my summers swimming, boating, and skiing, so there were some forms of exercise I liked. But as an adult I wish to be somewhat sedentary. I like to sew, make crafts, and read when I have free time. None of these things burn many calories or keep me in shape! I don't like the sweating, the faster beating of my heart, and any pain I might have. And yet intellectually I know I MUST do something!
CURVES is the only form of exercise I really don't mind. Now, I didn't say I liked it, just that I don't mind it IF I must exercise! We have a CURVES just a block from school, so there is really no excuse for me not getting there. Although I do seem to make excuses!:) I will often pick up my friend, coordinate with another friend, and we go at the same time. This way it seems like more of a social event rather than just exercising. This summer I have done a fair job of getting there. I went yesterday and then came home and walked on the treadmill. AND by the end of the day my right knee was killing me! Now, it may be the incline I used when I walked, but on the other hand, it may just prove that I am not cut out for exercise!!
Any ideas or suggestions designed to help me learn to exercise are appreciated!!!