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?

1 comment:

  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!