Saturday, January 05, 2013
I read an article that talked about people who dislike exercise. The author wrote that instead of trying to fall in love with exercise, one should try to get to obtain the fitness level necessary to fall in love with exercise. Interesting concept, but I can totally relate. I'm overweight and out of shape and while mentally I want to enjoy it, physically, exercise can be challenging and leave me feeling frustrated.
I got a great recommendation - be adventurous! In the past I've tried various exercise routines but inevitably I become bored. Often I become very critical of my abilities and blame myself for not sticking with it. I should be able to suck it up right? But I know that I need patience and find something I really want to do. Something that I don't easily talk myself out of. So I'm going to try Bikram yoga and give it a chance. A legitimate chance - not just do it once and decide that I hate it because I'm too tired or frustrated to care. So my plan is to take it one day at a time. I've heard that makes all the difference.