PeacefulChaos Posted December 30, 2011 Share Posted December 30, 2011 Sigh. I know I'll feel good if I exercise. I know that I'll be happy I did. But that just isn't enough motivation for me. I don't care if it makes me look better, I don't care if it makes me feel better. I look fine and I feel fine. I was thinking to myself that I should set a goal to exercise more in 2012. But then I thought, what's the point of setting a goal that I won't actually reach? I've tried before, and I always find excuses (reasons :lol: ) NOT to exercise. DH says get up in the morning and exercise. I say I HATE getting up early. To get up early enough to, say, go for a run would mean getting up and out the door at 6:30. :svengo: I usually DRAG myself out of bed at 8. At the earliest. Exercising at 8 would be pointless. I couldn't go for a run or a walk because I'd have the kids. Even walking with the kids is NOT exercise. Plus I have homeschooling to get done - if we went for a walk at 8, we wouldn't actually leave til more like 8:30 by the time everyone had breakfast (kids), so then we wouldn't get home til 9/9:30, and I'd have to take a shower, and by the time we were actually getting to work it would be 10-10:30. Not a good idea. I hate exercise videos, plus if I were doing one in the morning the kids would come out and have to see what I was doing. So then I may as well not do it. A Zumba class started at church. I thought, hey, I'll do Zumba! I went once. It's at 4pm, so I have to take the kids and pay $1 each for childcare + $5 for the class. Not that it isn't reasonable-ish, just that $16/week could be better spent elsewhere. She teaches classes on some evenings, when I wouldn't have to take the kids, but none of them work for me - she does Mondays and Wednesdays (not at the church) at 7:30, but I go grocery shopping on Monday nights and I have church on Wednesday nights, so I can't do those. I loved the class, but the cost factor had me lose interest. So I thought, hey, I'll just go for a run AFTER DH gets home from work. Week 1: Monday: it rained. Tuesday: it rained. Wednesday: DH didn't get home til 5 and we had church at 7. Not enough time in there to go for a run, take a shower, make dinner, and leave the house by 6:15. Thursday: I had choir practice at 7 and had already put on my makeup that morning because we went somewhere. Didn't feel like redoing everything. Friday: DH got home at 5 and there just wasn't time. Week 2: Monday: went for a run for the first time in years. Tuesday: DH had a meeting at 6. No time. Wednesday: raining again. Thursday: was busy packing to leave for the weekend. Friday: on the road. It just seems like a pointless endeavor. I know people say that if it's important to you, you'll make time. I guess it just isn't important to me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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