I WANT to Like Exercise!

I really, really do! But… I really, really don’t. 😦

I know what it’s like to feel that “good” soreness in the muscles. But generally speaking, I wouldn’t associate the word “good” with the pain of exercise. I just don’t like it. I’m being honest here. I don’t WANT to do it.

Yesterday afternoon, we went to the YMCA as new members. Went up to the cardio theater where they were playing the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Got on the elliptical. Couldn’t see any of the buttons because it was pitch black in the room (ha!) so I just started to move. Couldn’t tell how fast I was going (the elliptical at Fitness 19 had the same speeds on it as a treadmill, so it made sense to me – this one seemed to have strides per minute or something). After about 5 minutes, I got off and decided to get on the treadmill because I was clearly going too fast on the elliptical and wearing myself out…

Was on the treadmill for about 10 minutes when I noticed my shoes getting loose. Looked down to see that one of my shoelaces was coming undone and was immediately hit by a wave of nausea and dizziness. Whoa. Got off the treadmill and was welcomed with an immediate splitting headache. What?

So… that was it for me for the day. Welcome back to exercise, right? Sigh… 😦

Now, I am sure this is the evil one attacking me, knowing that the third leg to my table of health is physical health. But knowing that doesn’t make it suck any less, does it? 😉

To compound everything, I’m also feeling really frustrated right now, diet-wise. I started out really well with the AdvoCare 24-day challenge. Made it through the first 10 days (the cleanse phase) and was down 7.6 lbs! Awesome. Then… I don’t know what happened! After like day 12, I’ve been gaining and gaining, every single day. As of this morning, I’m only down 4 lbs (today is Day 17 of 24)!! I’m eating the same foods, but something is just not working all of a sudden. I don’t get it at all… 😦

It’s all enough to make a girl want a pizza…

Ok, so, enough whining for the day! Let’s remember the great daily prayer from Made to Crave:

God, I recognize I am made for more than the vicious cycle of being ruled by food. I need to eat to live, not live to eat. So, I keep asking for Your wisdom to know what to eat and Your indwelling power to walk away from the things that are not beneficial to me. I also pray for the desire to fight through the beginning stages of an exercise routine and make it a want in a my life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Sorry for the major downer post. On the bright side, the Y does have free Zumba classes and if anything is going to re-motivate me to start exercising, it’s Zumba! Please pray that I actually start going to Zumba classes next week and love it as much as I remember. 🙂

Happy New Year everyone!

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4 thoughts on “I WANT to Like Exercise!

  1. chelsarrr

    I hate the elliptical an treadmills too…UGH. So I walk to class instead. I’m nt going to just walk without a destination (boring!), so then I’m forced to go the full distance. I also do weightlifting 3x a week and eat super duper healthy most of the time though.

    Weight fluctuates! Don’t freak out! I steadily go down a few an up a couple, losing a pound a week. Slow…but’s how fat loss is. Water retention may also be the culprit, so drink more and watch the sodium.

    Don’t you dare quit now. The first day is the hardest. Every other day is closer to your goal.

    1. Angie Bullock

      Thanks! I was thinking about water retention, actually, since that time of the month is upon me too, but it seems like too much weight to be just that. Who knows!

      I agree that the first day is the hardest – I plan to start the Zumba classes next week because it’s something I actually ENJOY. That’s gotta be the key here – making it not seem so agonizingly like WORK. 😉

      Thanks so much for your comment – I clearly need the encouragement in this area. 🙂

  2. chelsarrr

    Oh, “that time” I gain about 5 pound, no joke! It all comes off afterward though, and usually a couple more. Every month it throws me off though and I think “OH NO” haha, I’m glad I’m not the only one!

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