In my quest for a healthier lifestyle, exercise is a very minimal portion. Yes, I move all day long, but to actually do more is a different story.
I bike enough to be able to log at least 15 minutes exercise time. Using the exercise ball or pilates ball is done at 10 to 30 minute intervals. When I sit down to watch a tv show, I use the exercise ball as a foot rest and always mindlessly move my legs and feet to move the ball.
The confession I am making to myself, and posting so I am accountable for it, is that I HATE TO SWEAT!!! I don't like it because it means that in the middle of my morning, afternoon or evening, I have to take another bath. I don't like being smelly or sticky or have it run into my face where it messes up my glasses. I just can't stand it!
However, I keep remembering a poster I saw on the internet, I don't remember the site, but it goes like this:
"Sweat is just Fat crying."
Hmmm, it seems that I am thinking of SWEAT in the wrong sense....it is a good thing. Not something I need to fear or hate. I need to embrace it as part of my healthy lifestyle change. As each nasty drop leaves, I drink more water and I am putting cleanliness back into my body. Out with the old and in with the new, so to speak.
I just have to remember: I am the only one accountable for how this is going to be a healthier lifestyle. I have to make it be or it never will. I let myself have a minor setback, it is my doing and not someone else's fault.
I was thinking about this yesterday when my husband and his brother stopped by for dinner. They are over the road truck drivers so they stop by when they can. As they were sitting there eating dinner, my husband went to the refrigerator and got himself some water. As he was filling up his cup he said, "Because of my wife, I am drinking more water than I used to." I thought about it all night. That's when it hit me....It's my choice to make the changes and stick to them.
With all of this said, I am going to embrace working out even with breaking a sweat because it is my responsibility to myself to be healthier. Besides, "Sweat is only Fat crying."