While the article sounds good, there are truly some of us that cannot get our mind around the idea that exercise can be considered anything BUT torture. In all my attempts to exercise on a regular basis, never once have I experienced a "runner's high" or even felt remotely good after exercising. Also, many people say the exercise makes them not hungry afterwards and ready to go do something active. After my workouts, I want to eat something and go right to sleep. The advise I have been given to find something you like to do and do that would be great if I could find it. I walk only to get from point A to point B. No fun in that. I don't like sports (could have something to do that when I was young and really a tiny person, I was always picked last for games, so have no desire to play them now). I hate bicycling, and have no coordination for the floor exercises like Zumba. They just embarrass me as everyone else can do the steps and I just stand there trying to figure out how they managed to turn in that last step. No fun in that. Furthermore, I rarely sweat during exercise, so I overheat very quickly. This makes me feel my heart beating in my face and neck as I exercise. Very unpleasant.
The only time I enjoy "exercise" is dancing with my husband every couple of weeks. I won't dance anywhere else or with anyone else. Can't afford to do that more often.
My point is, those of us who truly hate to be outdoors or to exercise will always think of it as punishment or torture. No way to change that. We just do it because we have to if we want to lose weight. Please don't tell us that it is all in the mind, because it really isn't.
- 7/3/2012 10:52:22 AM