I like working out. I like being physically active. I do not like going to the gym. I do not like forcing myself to work out. I'm having a tough time getting "formal" exercise in. I coach competitve women's gymnastics and I'm in the gym 7 hours a week. Some of that time, I'm sweating my butt off throwing kids through the air, lifting kids, stretching kids, chasing kids....other times I'm sitting there watching routines....but it's 7 hours of the week I'm not eating....I also work full time and I live 35 miles away from work so I have quite the commute. I find it so difficult to go home and then go back out to the gym.....once I get home, I'm done. Because I'm working 12 hours a day, the thought of waking up at 4 to go the gym doesn't appeal to me. We have an elliptical but I can't use it in the morning because it's noisy and at night, I hardly have energy to take a shower and fall asleep. Days that I'm not working the second job, I try to go bike riding or walking or swimming...and it's easier now...but I envy gym bunnies...people who've made exercise such a priority that it's as normal for them to go to the gym as it is to go to the bathroom. I want to be that person. So how does everyone motivate themselves to exercise?
On another note, I rode for 6 miles yesterday on my bike. I got a bike rack for my car and went to the trail....it was tough but great!! And I think I realized why my weight was going the wrong way.... TOM this week. DUH!