Talking myself through walking

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I've never had that wonderful feeling people claim to get when exercising. My husband who is very athletic raves about how great he feels during and after a heavy/hard work-out. I don't understand this. I hope this comes with practice or success some time. For me, I dread working out. I am not really in love with any form of it. I do like swimming, I do like tennis but haven't the stamina to do it for any length of time right now. My work outs usually consist of a grueling fight in my head until completion. I make deals with myself and pray it will be over soon. I will admit to being proud of myself for not quitting or giving up but I wish I could say I loved to work out.
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    I can sure say that I understand what you are saying. I walk on a treadmill at home. Every day I have to say (in my head) "You are a fit and healthy woman" ..and then I think ....if you get this done and over with you can sit back in front of the computer and watch videos on YouTube. Then I get on the treadmill!
    3903 days ago
    You are not alone! You know, there's a big side of me that doesn't enjoy working out at times too. If I had one of those bodies where I didn't have to, I probably wouldn't! However, after developing a consistent pattern (baby steps!) it is amazing how much better I feel about myself. Once I start to see my body change, it keeps me going. Sometimes I just don't want to workout, but I find when I push myself to do it anyway, I always feel better afterwards. Hang in there, it will get easier!
    4075 days ago
    Honey I don't feel it, either! Where is this euphoria I am supposed to feel? To me it's like another chore. The only thing I like to do is strength training and even that sometimes is blah. You are so not alone on this one!!
    4075 days ago
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