Figuring it out

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

I’ve been thinking about why I love to snuggle up and read a good book for relaxation, and why I don’t really think about exercise in the same way. There’s something about sitting quietly and letting go of the day’s concerns, immersed in a book.

How can I get to the place where I look forward to taking a walk or working out in the gym or riding a bike? Frankly, I exercise because I have to, not because it’s a joy.

Probably, reading is a place to hide. A place to regroup. A place where I’m not on display (like I am at work.) So I guess I need to get over being such a private person! That probably won’t happen overnight, but I can make small steps.

Here’s to the small steps!
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    Yes they are two different activities. Reading is very therapeutic but then so is exercise. We see the rewards of exercise when we have more energy, mobility and the inches decreasing because of the calories burned!
    Hope I've convinced you Kate!!LOL!!
    2968 days ago
    Kate, there is something to be said for a good book...and I think you said it. emoticon Your right about the solitude and the quietness with no one asking anything of you but pure enjoyment.
    Relaxation is a good thing. I was reading tonight and felt guilty because I should be excercising. Not a good thing...no guilt I mean. emoticon I figure it means that i just need to relax with a book and nothing is expected. Oh, I guess I said that. It is getting late. Time to go ni night. emoticon emoticon
    2968 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/9/2010 2:17:46 AM
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