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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Who knew?

It's not that I dislike exercise. A lot of the time I'd actually say I enjoy it. What I don't enjoy is trying to fit it into my day. I work 9-5, so that means exercise needs to happen early in the morning or after work. I tried early morning, that didn't work for me. So it has to happen after work. I do it, but sometimes it feels like too much after working all day. Sometimes I think I just want to be able to go home and relax. Watch some TV. Read a book.

Since I was not feeling well on Tuesday, I took the evening off. Yesterday, still not feeling great, I took the evening off. And I was sitting there on the couch last night, watching TV, and I thought: I'm bored with this. I need a walk on the treadmill.

It was getting late by the time that occurred to me last night, and I thought I probably should take another day off anyway. But tonight I did walk on the treadmill. I did 45 minutes, though walking slower than usual. It felt like hard work, guess that means I'm not completely back to normal yet, but I think the walking made me feel a little better.

I think the trick is to give myself an evening off now and then, but overall the evening exercise thing is not so bad.

5 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Actually, I'm quite impressed with your dedication to working out. An occasional evening off is not a bad thing!
Hope you are feeling better now!

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Missicat said...

Good for you! I agree, taking off now and again is a good thing. I have found that I am now just plain used to exercising so it seems a little strange not to do it about 5 days a week (which is not to say I don't take a break when I need to - I do!!)

Sagan said...

That's a good idea to figure out what works best for you. I took an unplanned rest day the other day and I felt so good today!

Leigh Anne said...

I had one of those days this week where I had firmly decided to skip my workout and was lounging on the couch when I thought "This is stupid, just get up and do it" and I did. But last night I really didn't want to and didn't. Just means I need to get one in tonight :)