Dørstokkmila and other adventures in exercising.
|Walking in the dark (and concentrating on taking this selfie!) on a Sunday night to make sure I meet my weekly goal. Last minute, as always!|
It was for me last week with my last workout. I didn't do it on Thursday night because I was too tired. I didn't do it on Friday because I was too busy. I didn't do it on Saturday because we were spending the day with family. And then by the time it was Sunday night I was ready to talk myself out of it because I was tired, and it was late and it would take too much time and blah blah blah. I just really didn't want to do it. Friends, I am just not an exerciser by nature! Is it ok to say that I just really don't like it? Can I say that? At least, I never like it until I've gotten started, and then I often enjoy exercise. And I always love it when I'm done! But convincing myself that I really want to be uncomfortable and out of breath is never easy.
Fortunately, I have a strong ally in my husband, who gently, but firmly asked me if I needed to fit in a workout before the week was over. And then turfed me out the door so I could walk the loop through our neighborhood. And baked cookies while I was gone...! So I made it by the skin of my teeth!
I've found that I do much better with things like exercise when I don't do it on my own. So last week I did yoga with a friend, and tonight I've made plans to go walking with another friend. A sweet neighbor is lending me a workout DVD for the days when I can't leave the house to exercise. It seems I really need someone to keep me accountable, but fortunately I have friends who are willing to do that in one way or another.
I feel accountable to you too, whoever you may be. A few thousand of you stop by this blog in the space of a month, and I am so glad that you are there to read whatever it is I have to say. I'm going to be reckless and promise a few non-health related posts this week too, so please come back later!
Have a good week!