So I’ve always been really bad when it comes to exercising. I’ll work out regularly for a week and not go at all for another month then I’ll come back to it for a day and leave it again for another week. It’s just really irregular. I know exercise is really important just to remain healthy and fit (I don’t really concern myself too much with weight loss), but I just have a hard time getting myself to do it.
Well, I did work out yesterday… it wasn’t much, but it was better than nothing. I spent 15 minutes on the elliptical and another 5 on the rowing machine (really good arm workout). I also lifted a little. I noticed pretty quickly just how bored I was doing the same thing over and over. And afterwards, I was just tired. I was proud of myself, for sure, but mostly, I was just happy to be done. While on the machines, I couldn’t help but watch the timer slowly tick down the seconds I exercised. Fifteen minutes on the elliptical felt like forever.
I’ve also tried a DVD workout– specifically with Jillian Michaels. I didn’t really enjoy that either. My funny husband lovingly laughed at me as I mimicked Jillian’s routines. Some of those moves are pretty ridiculous, haha.
I’d like to find something that’s fun to do– really stimulating and energetic. I also don’t want to have to pay too much money. That’s probably my first concern. I know I can take Zumba classes, for example, but I don’t want to pay $60 for eight classes. That’s a huge investment if you want to do it for more than a month!
So if anyone has any tips or creative ideas, please share. Like I said, I love to be healthy and I know how important it is. I’m just looking for my own niche when it comes to exercise.