Recently a co-worker commented, "You are so good! You workout even when you don't want to!" You know what, she's right. I do workout, even when I don't want to. Like in early pregnancy, I just wanted to nap on my lunch break, but most days I went to the pool instead even though swimming made me even more nauseated.
I did that not because I'm some exercise crazed addict (ok, maybe there's some truth to that) but because I don't see exercise differently than all the other things I have to do but don't want to do in my daily life. Like go to work 5 days a week. I need the pay check and benefits and actually enjoy the experience of a job well done. Exercise is no different to me. I exercise today, so I can exercise again tomorrow, so that in the future, I will have a body that can exercise and hopefully look pretty decent.
There are many days when I force myself to work out. I've learned many tricks to get myself to workout:
- Just go to the pool and swim 1,000 yards then you can get out if you hate it
- Just put on your running shorts and shoes and if you still don't feel like it than you can take them off and watch TV
- Just ride the bike for 1 hour and then you can make brownies or eat a burrito
So yes, even when I don't want to, I go to work and the same goes for exercise. Most days, I enjoy exercise very much and some days I enjoy work. Sometimes, I skip exercise to work, but not that often. Priorities! I wish more people could experience life this way.