Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I just don't wanna

I've been battling this desire to not exercise. I've thought about it and come up with a few reasons why I don't want to do it right now.

1~I have to do it inside my house and sometimes that sucks
2~Sometimes I kick my kids while I do it
3~My kids are getting up at 0630 and that is before I get up
4~I'm bored with it
5~We've been having a lot of rain which means gray skies and little sun.
6~I need lots of sun to function (I know this because of living in two countries where I almost stopped functioning and went into a depression because of the lack of sun.)
7~It takes so much effort to do it with two small kids and I'm getting a big tired of that.
8~Walking to the track with them is torture because I'm either pushing 80 pounds of kids, or trying to get them to keep up with me
9~At the time I want to exercise the two neighborhood centers closest are full of exercising women which means no space for me.
10~For some reason Matt won't stay home until 0930 so that I can exercise and take a shower. Wonder why....

I do like it, but the effort to do it is almost the same effort I make to exercise. I did just get a new Billy Blanks Taebo DVD. I did it yesterday, but I tell you, I just am not coordinated enough. I'll have to do it every day for more than a week to really get it down. Luckily, this one is longer than my other ones. I know people that are addicted to it, that love the endorphins from exercising. I just don't feel any of that. Even after playing a basketball game. So, maybe I'll take the rest of the week off and start fresh on Monday. I really think it has a lot to do with the lack of sun right now. And we're not supposed to get any until tomorrow. And then not again for a few more days. Sigh....

So, I'm going to start again on Monday, and hopefully it will be better. And I think I'll make cookies today to wallow in my lack of exercising. Yum.

Update: My friend Rachel read my post today (after she had called and asked if i wanted to go with her to her neighborhood center and exercise. which I ended up doing) and did the exact opposite of my post. You can read it here.


Fort Skinner said...

yes being outside helps a lot when you exercise. I hate being in a gym or in my house.

ANd it is true, the physiological aspects of exercise are addicting. If I don't get to run every other day (or more) I am SO DANG MEAN!

MommyK said...

I know what you mean...if my toddler doesn't eject my DVD and run off with it then the big kid chooses that moment to bash his sister on the head. And running with 80 pounds in front of me... Near impossible. I ran on Monday and I am STILL hurting!

miranda said...

Motivation is a big factor for me. I can always think of several things I'd rather do for that half hour. If it ever stopped snowing here, I'd probably head outside and be active.