I am trying a new experiment. Its called exercise. And I’m going to be honest, I hate exercising. It has never been my thing. For a brief period in my twenties I would go running and walking. But that behavior was short-lived and now I find myself in my forties struggling to exercise at all. The weight I lost in 2017 was lost without exercise. And it is tempting to keep trying to lose weight without it. But, I’m noticing that my body needs it. I want my body to be strong and able to endure the process of getting older. I want to be as active as possible for as long as I can. So, starting to exercise in my 40s seems like a good idea.
My initial goal is to “move more.” But, that hasn’t proven too effective since it isn’t specific. So, now my goal is to start with 20-minute workouts, 2-3 days a week. I know that isn’t a lot, but it is a lot for me. My second goal is to get a Fitbit (or more affordable step counter) and start setting step goals. I had a Fitbit in the past and it was pretty effective.
I’m posting about it because I hope it will provide some accountability. I’ll update the blog with progress. For now, here’s a little Chirps cartoon for you: