My relationship with exercise
Monday, February 21, 2011
For years I didn't work out. I enjoyed it when I took a long walk. Then something changed. I started doing some pilates and kickboxing classes in college. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed how tired my body felt. But still....I wasn't doing it regularly. Then I started using Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds videos and I did those ALL the time. Every day. Clockwork. But then I got tired of them and I joined a gym. I went every morning and used the treadmill, bike, elliptical, weight machines. Then I just stopped. I can't say why but I did. A little later in that year I joined Curves. I've been going to Curves consistently an average of 3 times a week for just over 2 years now. I love it. I didn't think I would because it's kind of the same routine, right? Well, yes, but it's not either because I have the flexibility to push myself.
This weekend I pushed myself and it felt so good. I love feeling sore and tired after a workout. I feel sluggish and I become really grumpy when I haven't worked out in a few days. It's part of my routine and if I miss it, I feel guilty. Not because I didn't see someone, but because I let myself down. I finally have a committed relationship with exercise and I've never been happier in it.