Sunday, February 23, 2014
What are my excuses for not exercising? Well, they were always, "it doesn't fit in today," "my family is around and they're watching," "I'm tired or just don't feel like it today." But I don't really use my excuses anymore. Sure, I don't always exercise 30+ minutes, but I make sure to get in at least 10 minutes a day, and I refuse to let myself go to bed without at least that much. And I actually did Zumba on the Wii in font of my family, something I NEVER do because it's embarrassing. So instead of using my excuses, I just have to remember how I've been able to push through, ignoring everything else.
On top of that, I know what it's like to desperately want to exercise, but not look into the best way to do it. "If only this hospital had a gym," I would think while I was sitting in my son's hospital room watching his health improve. Stairs. I never thought of stairs. Walking the corridors. Nope, didn't think about that. Calf raises, lunges, squats in his hospital room? Nah. Finding the time wouldn't have been all that hard, especially on LP (chemo in the spine and around the brain) days. My husband and I stayed in the waiting room anyway, sitting for at least 20 minutes, so why not take that time to do some walking which may have helped greatly with our worry as well as fitness? That would have kept me going.
I know what excuses are, and I know how to get rid of them. It just needs to be done.