Ticker is fine.
I've been instructed to exercise for three months and see if that will correct the heart problem. Lovely.
I'll be completely honest here. I hate to exercise. Why? I'm not totally sure.
All my life I have been pretty athletic. Enjoyed sports and playing them. The workouts that went along with said sports I did not enjoy as much. Even though I knew it would improve my performance.
Now I'm older I'm not into the sports as much. It's harder to find a team to be on and then there's the money you have to pay to play...usually. And it takes time away from family etc. I'm sure that sounds like excuses. Maybe they are.
One thing is I hate sweating. I do enjoy water aerobics because you can sweat and not even know it. That and it's kind of hard to get over heated in the water. And a big plus is that it's easy on the joints. This is especially good when you weigh as much as I do.
I know I not only need to exercise but I also need to watch what I eat and lose some of this weight. The dr. didn't say as much but I know I need to. I'm not stupid.
Here comes my second problem.
I. LOVE. Food. Love it.
I also know that I am an emotional eater. I eat when I'm happy. I eat when I'm sad. I eat when I'm frustrated, angry, tired, pmsing, worried, scared, annoyed, exhilarated, amused, hopeful, bored or even ambivalent.
I enjoy eating and I don't enjoy exercising. And it shows.
Now I need to ask myself. What do I love more? Food or my family.
And just in case anyone is wondering my answer is ... my family.
And is my family more important to me than my dislike of exercise? Do I want to be around to see my kids graduate from school, get married, have kids? Do I not only want to be there for those things but be healthy enough to enjoy them?
They answer to all of the above questions is a resounding Yes. I need to take care of myself, I need to exercise and have better eating habits.
I know this. Now I need to put it into practice. Maybe if I put it down here then I will be more inclined to follow through. I sure hope so.
How do you feel about exercise? What has worked for you in learning to enjoy exercising more? I need some ideas. Something to spark my plug. I'm all types of plugged up in this area.