Completing an Assignment
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Today's Spark Coach assignment is to blog about the most common excuses That get in the way of my workouts. Usually when I write a blog post I have a pretty good idea of what I want to say and how to wrap it up and present it. Not today - this will be rambly.
1. I'm too tired. I know, everybody says this. And we're supposed to exercise anyway, and then we'll magically have this rush of energy. Well, I don't. I feel tired before I exercise, and even more tired afterward. For months now, I've felt exhausted, and just have to keep working and getting through life, and I do this until I have crushing fatigue that sends me to bed for a day. So is this first month back on Spark making a difference? Maybe a tiny bit. But I'm still tired.
2. I don't have time. So true! I'm making time for it anyway, but that means other things aren't getting done. I envision my perfect life where I can get up, go for a morning walk, come home and tidy the house, work on my projects, read a book, play with the cats, take a nap and make good food. Will I get that someday soon? I hope so. Meanwhile the task list grows longer because I'm at the pool, or yoga, or out walking. And exercise should be making me happier, but mentally that frustration is still there.
3. I don't like it. I think traditional "workouts" - those gym based, exercise class type, weight lifting workouts are about the most boring thing I could be doing. Even following an exercise video at home is boring to me. I would much rather get my exercise by being productive. Rather than lifting weights I'd rather move rocks and build a wall, or pathway. Rather than walking or running I'd rather wash windows or weed the garden. I know all this can count as exercise, but you always wonder if it's really enough.
Well, that's enough for now. I know the answer is just keep going, etc. That will produce a happy ending eventually right? That's what everybody wants. Well, sometimes it feels good just to gripe. And the good thing about SparkPeople is that I can do the physical things I want to do and like to do, and track and calculate theme as if they were traditional "exercise". Gotta love that!