Growing Up Means Doing Things You Don't Like Sometimes by Dr. Gould
A member asked, "Isn't there a way to enjoy exercise?"For some people there is. Some people love to hike, play tennis or do yoga. But plenty of other people don't like exercise and never will.
Part of growing up means doing things you don't always like: flossing, getting an annual pap smear or colonoscopy, paying taxes. The alternative just isn't worth it. Exercise for some people is one of those things.
So if you just have to do it, is there a way to make it more tolerable? The member above moved her treadmill in front of a television and made a deal that she could only watch while walking. It worked for her. Some people make their cell phone calls while out on a walk; some people have a half-hour in the evening when they dance with their kids. If you can't manage to enjoy it, at least you can find an exercise you can tolerate.
What works for you?
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." (NIV)
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