Okay, so today is the first really warm and humid day of the summer season. I walked several blocks to distribute our neighborhood newsletter, and later was very relieved to get into my car and turn on the air conditioning as I drove to the bank. I felt so comfortable driving along, with the cool air blowing on me. It dawned on me just how much I enjoy these comforts, and that’s part of why it’s just so tough for me to get into a good habit of exercising!
I know all the reasons why I should, but I resist it, put other tasks ahead of it and basically avoid it everyday until late in the evening and who wants to get all sweaty and worked up so close to bedtime anyway?
The pool in our neighborhood is open, and back in the chill of winter I suggested to myself that it’d be a good idea to start swimming regularly. So now my pledge to get in shape is staring me straight in the face, and so far I’ve done a good job of avoiding it. I mentioned my idea of swimming to my 8-year-old, and she reminds me of it every time she asks to go to the pool. Perhaps since I’ve done such a good job of ignoring my own conscience on this issue, life has sent me my daughter to take up the charge!
So, Dear Reader, help me out! How do you get motivated to exercise? What type of exercise works well for you? Tell me your secrets and help me join you in a daily sweaty routine of health!