Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I Hate to Exercise

I hate to exercise.
 I do not like calisthenics. 
I do not like/have exercise clothes.   And no one deserves the pain of seeing me in them.
I do not have the time or want to spend the time changing, exercising, changing again.
I don’t like looking and feeling clumsy, awkward, stupid, inept, etc as I do when attempting to exercise.
I don’t want people laughing at me.  If they do, I think I would rather not know about it.
I tried a gym & did not like it on many levels.   
I need to stick to low impact because I sometimes have trouble with my joints.
But, of course, I need to exercise. 
I do enjoy riding my bike to work.  But that is not enough.
Any helpful suggestions?
Any exercises  I can do at my desk a minute or two at time without attracting attention from my co-workers while waiting for the computer to do something?
Or something fun, easy, quick and not too sweaty or embarrassing?


  1. If you had the money, I'd say get an exercise pool, you know, the kind like what Grandma had. I think the Grundys got one for their backyard. Then you could swim in the evenings. Otherwise, I would suggest going to the pool at the gym. Not as many people in there to worry about, it's something you enjoy, easy on your joints, etc.

    I can't remember, do you have wii fit, or just wii? Have you tried the yoga poses? That would be easier on your joints, I bet you could borrow one of Debi's dvds, to see what you think.

    Back to the gym, I love the eliptical, it's easy on joints and is good cardio. Maybe even find a used one you can buy to keep in the backroom to use at home.

    Those are the best things I can think of right now, wish I could be more help. Good luck!

  2. Have you ever tried working out at home where you're comfortable, where no one can see you? I run on the tredmill in my basement everyday and when I first started I almost felt even too self-consceous to do it even alone! You just have to think of what's best for your body - even if it requires stepping out of your comfort zone. I always try playing my favorite music REALLY loud too. A great quote I try to remind myself of daily is "People dont think about you as much as you think they think about you," mouthful, eh? But if you break it down, its true. If you were to take some kind of class at a jim, I can garauntee people WILL NOT laugh at or judge you. They have no reason to since you're there for the same reason they are! :) its more about getting over the awkward hump and then it gets better! Hope this helps :)