I Hate Exercise, But I’ll Give It 10 Minutes

10 minutes of activity to start. Great article on getting off your butt and doing something.

All About Healthy Choices

fitness-protection-programDoes this sound familiar?

  • “I know I should exercise, but I’m just not motivated.”
  • “I have a family, a job and I just don’t have the time.”
  • “I wouldn’t even know where to begin.”
  • “I just don’t have the energy.”

Changing lifestyle patterns can be as difficult as quitting smoking or successfully maintaining weight loss. Patterns (even destructive ones) create a sense of stability. In general, it is psychologically easier to repeat behaviors that end badly, than to move forward in a new uncertain direction. The unknown is intimidating and the fear that “things could be worse” almost paralyze our progress. So, how do we reduce the fear and anxiety that the word EXERCISE causes?

  1. Change the word to ACTIVITY. We do many different activities in a day. We are used to activities. If we simply classify exercise as another activity it becomes less daunting.
  2. Make your own list of ACTIVITY(S)

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7 thoughts on “I Hate Exercise, But I’ll Give It 10 Minutes

  1. Tessa Post author

    That is good. I have a pedometer that is still in its box. I wonder what it would say about my sleep. I sleep in cat naps. Rarely more than an hour or 2 if lucky.

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  2. painkills2

    The word “exercise” does not elicit fear for me, but I know there are many limitations to what I can do. And I think exercise is boring. I’ve found that taking my camera on walks helps to distract me from the additional pain, as I’m looking for things to take pictures of, which is a lot more interesting than just taking a walk.

    Also, I count cleaning as a physical activity, and try to do a little bit of that every day. As much as I hate to clean, I count this as my daily exercise, so at least there is something positive in it.


    1. Tessa Post author

      I have a lot of limitations and being lazy is one of them. It hurts and I don’t want to do it. Excuses, excuses. Now it is hot out. From cold to hot just like that. No spring. I do have to walk up and down the stairs several times a day. That is something.

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