Thursday, November 25, 2010
I have to keep this quick, since my husband just informed me that we are leaving in 20 minutes, as soon as the no-sugar-or-fat added apple pie is done baking.
I was just reading a Spark friend's blog, in which she described being introduced to running by her father. I, unfortunately, do not come from athletic parents. My dad is overweight and thinks that mowing the lawn is all the exercise he needs. My mom is impressed by all the exercise I do, but I think she worries that I overdo it.
The other day she asked me why I exercise so much. She has often said to me, "Wow, you exercise so much, you must be losing so much weight!" To which I always reply, "Nope, I'm not losing anything...I've been eating too much to lose any weight." So when she asked me why I exercise so much, she wanted to know if it was to help me lose weight, or to stay healthy. I said, "Well, it's NOT helping me lose weight, so I guess I do it to stay healthy."
But after this morning's workout I think I'd like to refine my answer. I exercise because it's so flippin' FUN!
I did 7 miles and almost 1,000 calories on the elliptical this morning. I had tunes with great beats blaring out of my iPod (hearing loss - minor sacrifice?) and was having as much fun as if I were dancing in a nightclub or something. Not once did I think about losing weight, or being healthy. I just did it to ENJOY myself, and, well, out of habit.
Okay, gotta go get ready for Thanksgiving - have a great Thanksgiving, everybody!!