My Love/Hate Relationship with Exercise

I have a membership to a local gym.  I don’t use it nearly as often as I should; but I still have it.  Every time I drive by the gym, I think about how I should be in there working out, but it still doesn’t always motivate me to go.  But, here’s the thing – I actually really like working out.  When I do make the time to go to the gym, I find that I really like it.  I don’t know if it’s the “exercise high” that people talk about or what, but I always am glad I’m there after about 5 minutes.

Take tonight, for example.  I jogged a (very slow…very) mile and a half. I walked another almost 2 miles.  In 55 minutes, burning just under 600 calories (thanks to my awesome heart rate monitor/calorie counter that’s actually synced to my body).  It didn’t take that long, and it was some good me time, and I feel great.  Not only that, but it makes me want to eat better, work harder and be a stronger version of myself.  If that’s the case with just one workout, then why don’t I do it every night?

For awhile there, I was doing well. When I was doing the Couch to 5K training, I was going to the gym at least three times a week, but I wasn’t seeing advances as quickly as I wanted. I was so focused on that 30 minute 5K that I got discouraged when I couldn’t run it in any sort of time that would even come close to working. Tonight, I just didn’t worry about – I went slow, but I did it!

Honestly?  I’m busy.  But, more than that, I’m lazy.  I could make the time every day to at least come up with a half an hour to workout.  I could burn a few hundred calories and I could make that much more of a stride in losing this weight.  It’s just a matter of deciding for myself that it’s important – for me.  I have an amazingly supportive husband who would be more than happy to let me have time every day to do it.  I just need to do it.  My feet are sore and I’m exhausted, but I’m going to try my best to go to the gym again tomorrow.  Join me?


One thought on “My Love/Hate Relationship with Exercise

  1. Thanks for entering the giveaway! Right now you've got a great chance of winning ;)And I'm right there with ya, girl! I don't really love working out until AFTER I've done it, but I'm lazy so I don't.I'll get on that!

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