Saturday, September 02, 2006
The Big 'E'
Now I've turned to walking (easier on the back) and I've found a good 40 mins walk that takes me out of the village (they call it village but we live in small town of about 10k people) and back round by the side of the post office so I can collect the mail - perfect!
I was telling my hairdresser of my route, which does have a very tricky hill - well, very tricky for me. She said that when exerting myself I should be able to talk but not sing. So, yesterday I tried it. I was staggering up the hilly bit, legs feeling like cotton wool and gasping for breath.... yet I could sing!!!! As anyone who heard my rendition of Climb Every Mountain (what else) can testify.
I'm aiming to do this walk thing every day - apart from today as I've got to take daughter out.
So, what's your exercise routine...... and why am I one of those people who find it soooo boring? Not the walking - I do love walking in the country or along the beach..... but the other Gym stuff....
I have an elliptical (bought by my husband who swore he would use it all the time--I use it waaay more than he does) and usually just put whatever book I'm reading up on the little ledge and hope it distracts me enough to keep going.
Near the end it's all I can do to keep it up. I watch the timer count down to zero thinking that at some point it just has to get easier...
I've been a total gym junkie over the past year, still can't believe it myself! I also walk and run. I think the reason I don't get bored is because I'm so competitive against myself that I need to keep going. I've also recently discovered www.gmap-pedometer.com - and have been planning out all different courses.
Highly recommended. hehe!
Kathrynoh - now I know my trouble. I lack the competitive instinct!
I walk with my kids the mile to school and then back. That's about the extent of my routine.
Maybe exercising while listening to audio books would help make it more fun.....
I don't exercise--with four kids and all the writing . . . pets, life (!!!) I find I don't have time. ARGH! I used to do yoga--fits in with Buddhism. Now I am a total slacker, BUT I recently relocated from Florida, where it is very often grossly hot and humid, to beautiful, lush green and hilly Virginia countryside. SO, I plan on taking my corgi and Baby #4 for long walks now that fall is approaching and the weather will cool!
I actually have been using a personal trainer for the past couple of years. Expensive, but I love it. In fact, I may be addicted. Each time I buy more sessions I tell myself it's the last time...
But the trainer makes me do things I'd NEVER do on my own. And I've become quite buff under all the chubbiness. Now I need a personal chef, too :-) As if.
I'm with you on not eating right. Why is it that everything that's bad for you tastes so good - like chips, sweets, chocolate - and all the good for you stuff tastes so yuck???? (ok, slight exaggeration... call it artistic licence)