Thursday, September 13, 2012
I know he's not just sitting there judging me, and often when I do actually get up the gumption to exercise at home, whether it's grabbing the weights or hopping on the elliptical for a while he'll do the same right after me or come and join me, so whatever he thinks about me exercising, it's probably good, not to mention, I know he'd like to lose weight as well. It's just all in my head.
You totally made me think of that song "How bad do you wannnt it? How bad do you neeeed it?" I think that's how the chorus goes.
Heather1969: The music is a good idea :)
The thing about walking, is that it doesn't feel like exercise, which is why I don't call it such or if I do, I feel like I'm kind of cheating. If I don't get my heart rate up or don't end up with sore muscles afterwards, does it count?
The pier walk is something I would like to do more often, you're right about that one. Also, we've lived in our neighbourhood almost a year and haven't really explored up from us much, just downhill. It could be a good idea to go for walks up the hill and then have an easy walk to get home :)
I know it's all in my head anyway. Like I mentioned above, if he does think about me exercising, I'm sure it's only in good ways. ...Or to wonder why I haven't when I said I would or wanted to :P
I like your deadline idea. That's how I initially got my water intake up. I had several alarms set up throughout the day and if I hadn't drank X-amount by a certain time I had to drink whatever was left to get to that point and then fill up whatever vessel I was using.
I know I struggle with this, but I feel like if I can't get in an epic work out that it's just not worth it, which I know in my brain is absolutely untrue. But it's still how I feel... Yes, I know ten or twenty minutes (consistently) will still make a difference - and it's probably better in the long run since I could do 20 minutes every day, but there's no way a 2 or 3 hour exercise fest would fit into every week, let alone every day.
Another thing (completely my own fault) is our social schedule... Nothing is really recurring on-the-same-day-every-week kind of thing, and we're often away, so having a 'Monday is X, Tuesday is Y' schedule wouldn't really work for me, but I have been thinking about a way to try and get it all to work. I'll figure something out. I agree with you on getting over slumps being much harder than staying in a routine is, once you have one. It's inertia, plain and simple. And I need to work on feeling like I can exercise while we're away. Calisthetics or running/jogging don't take any equipment and can be done anywhere.