I've documented more than once in this journal that I don't like to exercise. I know it's something that I have to do, not just to lose weight but even afterwards, but I still don't like it.
There was a disturbing study that revealed obesity was quickly closing in on smoking as a leading cause of preventable death. High fat diets + inactivity = heart disease. So in order to fend off this monster, I have to exercise. I hope as time wears on I begin to enjoy it, however this has been the last remnant of my former life that clings still. If you want to know where my true struggle lies in all this, it's embracing exercise. Food choices, no biggie. Exercise is a daily ritual I have to psyche myself up for and talk myself through.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Since the weather has turned pretty I've enjoyed my strolls around the park. It feels good to be out and enjoying the sun. The bike is still something I have to gear up to, but thankfully there's music to help me get into the groove. Two of my main four (that run the 20 mins I ride in my fat burning zone) get me so motivated to move that I barely notice keeping the 30mph + pace, and the time zips by. Those two: Don't Leave Me This Way, by Thelma Houston and River Deep, Mountain High, Celine Dion's version.
There's some new music that might make it to the CD soon. Hey Mama by the Black Eyed Peas or Yeah by Usher. Infectious beats are what I'm after. I can also shuffle around some older hits, importing New Attitude back into the mix, and a little Prince to get the blood flowing.
I just can't grow bored otherwise I'm sunk. I think that's where I went wrong with the Pilates, which I still haven't done. I need variety, I need spice. I need it with the food choices, and I need it with my activities as well. Maybe soon I can write the entry that says I love working out. (Don't hold your breath)
Until then I'm blasting my stereo and just gritting my teeth through it.
Calories: 1759 / 16% fat
Exercise: 30 mins stationary bike