On November 9, 2009 at 7:10 AM Pacific Time, Lynn B wrote:LOL - You don't like to exercise? So what, do it anyway.
Could you PLEASE come to my house at 5am and pry my butt out of bed and when I whine "I don't like exercise" hit me with the "so what, do it anyway!" I need my own personal Jillian. Better yet I need someone with a cattle prod and the nerve to use it!
You don't know me, I would be the one with the nerve to use the cattle prod! HA!
Weird people like exercise, not normal people. ;o) It's just one of those things that is a responsibility to do for health reasons.
I was talking to Jeremy Gentles about weight training. I told him I need to build some muscle but I absolutely hate weights. Hate them with a passion. Can't stand that part of exercise. I have a Bowflex, I've had it for two years. I never put it together. ;o) He asked if I would stick to it if I started. I thought about it and said nope, I probably wouldn't. He said don't do it then, find something I do like (or don't hate quite as much) and stick to that. I don't mind walking, power walking, and running. I have a treadmill, so I use that. When I first started I'd walk and read a book. Same when I graduated to power walking. When I started running I put my laptop in front of the treadmill and I'd watch movies while I ran. It helps pass the time and you are focused on something other than how much you hate what you are doing. Now I honestly don't mind running. New habits take about three weeks to learn.
When I saw the pounds just melting off it gave me more incentive to keep doing it.
So find something you hate the least and do it every single day. You don't need a day off from exercise, that just reinforces that you are doing something you hate. We do things we enjoy so learn to enjoy it.
And yes, so what if you don't like exercise. Do it anyway. ;o)