Monday, July 26, 2010

Exercise...and my lack of it.

I hate exercise. 

There, I said it.  I know so many people who love to workout daily.  I am not one of those people.  I have tried so many different things to get into....and it never lasts. 

Ironically, my husband is a very athletic man.  Right now, he is training for the 2010 Augusta Half Ironman Triathlon.  (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run).   I'm so proud of him for all of his hard work and training....but, I cannot imagine doing this and have no desire to ever try. 

I've tried to find something that I love and can enjoy doing.... so far, I'm unsuccessful.  I got a two year membership to a women's gym... I think I went the first month.  I tried to get into something that my husband does, so we could workout together....which led to the purchase of a fancy road bike.  I hated cycling.... granted, I have horrible balance and tend to be clumsy.  Riding a bicycle (with tiny tires) 18-20mph is scary for a girl who is accident prone.  Needless to say, we sold the bike and I bought an elliptical machine.  I was very consistent for about 3 months and did an hour 5x/week.  Now, I'm lucky if I workout once a week.  I'm just bored with it. 

I guess it all boils down to.... I don't like to exercise.

I used to walk when I was single.  I actually enjoyed that.  I had a girlfriend who lived next door and we would walk 3 miles everyday after work, which was fun because it was more of a "social thing" than an "exercise thing".  I need to find a walking partner. (My friend moved and my husband gets bored walking).  Maybe one day....

What do you do for exercise?

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a fan, either, but I'm a creature of habit so if I can get into a routine, it becomes a part of my day (like making dinner). I'd *rather* not do it, but it seems like a necessary evil for me - I can eat as carefully as I want, but my body won't relinquish an ounce if I'm not moving.

    I *love* to walk, too, and we do that most nights of the week (weather permitting). It gets stinking hot here with the humidity, so walking ends up a no-go by about mid-June. We bought an elliptical, and I've been using that fairly consistently (3 days a week, when I do weights). We have the Wii Fit, so I'll mess around with that. I love my old school Tae-Bo tapes, and have a pretty good assortment of exercise DVDs.

    I'm not sure where you are, but I know bigger cities have walking clubs - maybe something like that would work for you? I prefer to walk with a friend, but if I have to go solo, I just slap on the iPod and go. :)