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April Motivation 10

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Because I don't like who I've become.

When I was young, I was really active. I was disgustingly, effortlessly thin. And not just thin, for a lot of my youth, I was skin and bones. I was one of THOSE people. And? I ate like a horse. Mainly, growing up on a farm, I was just really active. I walked an hour a day after school because I was bored. I curled competitively in the winter. I chased dogs and cats, climbed trees, lifted bales of hay, helped Mom in the garden and the greenhouse and generally did NOT spend a lot of time on the couch. I tried every sport in school because they were offered, so why not? I wasn't good at many of them, so I settled for curling which I was good at.

But I was a healthy, active teenager. Then I went to school and got lazy. Once away from the farm, I had no reason to be active anymore, but I still ate like I used to. I need to reverse that.
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    I know the best advice I was ever given was to do what I loved as a child for exercise. Yes sometimes adjusted but along those lines. I was in cheerleading all through high school and loved to dance when I was out with friends...Sooooo as an adult I love Zumba dance classes. Now exercise isn't a chore but a way to destress and have a blast! Use your blog as a away to construct a workout that will bring you back to that time on the farm. I know it can make a difference for you. Maybe hiking? Zip lines? Let you imagination run wild :).
    1658 days ago
    I think that as we grow older, exercising is not about fun anymore, it's about getting a chore done and out of the way..Love that you curled competitively! emoticon
    1659 days ago
    You just pointed out something about myself that I hadn't realized...why is it that we are so active as kids/teenagers, but yet exercise becomes repulsive when we're adults. What changes??
    1659 days ago
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