Thursday, August 2, 2012

I Hate Exercise

I hate exercise.

I don't like to be hot.  I don't like to sweat.  I've never played any sports, or been athletic in any form.

But I know that in order to be healthy, I need to exercise.  Ugh.

When the weather's nice, I go for walks with my mom.  But the excessive heat this summer has made that impossible.  But I need to get some exercise, for the sake of my blood sugars and my sanity.  I've belonged to a gym before, but I never went.  So I don't want to join one again.

I decided to take a risk.  At the recommendation of some fellow DOC ladies on twitter, I (gulp) purchased Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD.

Double gulp.

Day 1, I thought I was going to die.  The next day, I was popping ibuprofen and could barely move.  Everything hurt.

Day 2, thought I was going to die.  Everything still hurt.

Day 3.  Hey, maybe I'm not going to die.  Only some things hurt.

Day 4.  Wow, I just did the whole 20 minutes without stopping.  And I'm only a little sore.

I didn't expect to feel stronger after only four days.  But I am.  My muscles are already getting stronger. Getting through the routine is still really difficult.  And I am so horribly out of shape.

But I think I can keep up with this.  Losing weight is not my goal.  Exercise is.



I can do this.

Please, please, please check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program!  I am not a medical professional, nor am I endorsing everything Jillian Michaels does.  This DVD is helping me meet my own personal exercise goals.  And it's hard!  Again, please check with your doctor before exercising.  Thanks!

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! Lovelovelove! :]
    Getting over the mental block and getting started is more than half the battle, I think. I'm definitely in a lapse right now and really need to work on it--maybe this is an option to give me the kick I need [I mean, what is not exciting about ordering things online and then getting them in the mail? ;)]

    I am so stoked you are feeling better within just four days--it's amazing how quick some things happen [and a good motivator too :)]. If you need ANY encouragement, don't hesitate to let me know! <3

    Go Jess Go! :] You are awesome!

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  2. Jillian Michaels also has all of those great coconut-based products.

    That fast progress is inspiring. Woo-hoo!

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  3. This is awesome. I LOVE that you are so open and honest about it.
    You will FEEL so much better that it isn't even something you'll be able to put your finger on.

    I hope you find something you enjoy, that's what I always tell people. Keep looking for something you ENJOY doing because there's no sense wasting your time doing something you hate. It'll never stick if you hate it.

    KUDOS!!!!

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  4. Yay!! This is so inspiring! I'm like you...never enjoyed exercise at all. It was so easy to find excuses for not doing it...ever! Now I have a regular treadmill routine and it's made so much difference. Kudos to you for doing something positive for yourself.

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  5. i relate so hard to everything you wrote about not wanting/liking to exercise. the sweatiness, yuck, etc.

    SO MAD PROPS TO YOU FOR STARTING AND STICKING WITH IT.

    rock on with your shredding self! :)

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  6. I'm pretty sure it would take me 40 days to get where you were on day 4...but I'm inspired! Congrats on taking the leap!

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  7. I can't believe you convinced me to finally get this out of my Amazon shopping cart! #startingtomorrow #maybe

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