Saturday, May 2, 2009
Meet Mrs. Couch Potato
As I faithfully read blog after blog.... It has become clear to me that everyone has the motivation to work out. Well everyone, except me. Help. During high school I was active and played sports. During college I made it a point to go to the gym, to walk miles upon miles each day and I devoured every Self magazine I could get my hands on. I was practically waiting at the magazine rack for them to put the new monthly issue out. After college I started working full time and BAM. There goes any desire to exercise. I came home tired everyday and didn't feel like doing any sort of physical activity. I traded in Self magazine for Bride magazine and now Better Home and Gardens. Once I added full time grad school student to working full time... I was just happy to fall right into bed when I got home. Now that my schedule is no where near as crazy, I still find myself lacking the motivation to exercise. You would think that since my husband is a PE teacher, that we would be this workout couple and we. so. are. not. He is active all day for his job and he plays competitive men's softball, rec basketball, and flag football. He is active. I am a couch potato. I'm stuck in a work out rut. Sure I love to hike and we tend to go hiking every other weekend, but that isn't going to cut it. Aside from joining a gym (because I'm just not sure that I will go, even after paying big bucks to become a member), what can I do to get out of this rut? I would love to be able to run in a 5K but my lungs tell me that will never happen. I am not a good runner. I have zero endurance. I would love it if working out could become part of my daily schedule, I just don't know where to begin. Any advice?