I think I can include this next post under the LOVE heading. It is, after all, something I love…..It could have fitted in nicely with last month’s theme too though, of motivation. But I wasn’t actually doing it then so it will be fine here…..
What am I on about?
Those people who know me well may have had to read that a couple of times to make sure they hadn’t misread it. You didn’t. I said EXERCISE. I love EXERCISE.
For years, I have found it hard to keep myself motivated to do anything physically taxing. I have been known to park as near as possible to anywhere, to avoid walking and I positively hated the gym.
But, something happened last month. I saw the light. And now, I am a keep fit convert.
A Born Again Exerciser.
I’ve had phases of doing different types of exercise, it’s true. I enjoy badminton and I don’t mind swimming (apart from the getting changed and the getting in and out of the pool. Oh, and the swimming). But recently, something has changed.
I took up a new hobby, burlesque dancing. I’ve only been twice but I’ve found my ‘thing’. I love it because, not only do you prance around in a provocative way, looking alluring and sexy (in my head, in my head, ok??) but you also get to wear frou frou outfits, with feathers and lace and SPARKLY bits. What could be more fun?? I don’t really care about the dancing bit, I just LOVE the attire! But the dancing is the exercise. So I’ve cracked it.
However, the more surprising thing, for me, is that I LOVE the gym now. Well, maybe not the gym exactly, but my personal training sessions. This love of training was sparked by a television series that is on currently, Fat Fighters (not Fat Losers as I previously wrote. Oops!). Prior to this, I paid to have a trainer but I dreaded going. Watching the programme, I was suddenly inspired. And I texted my trainer to sign up again. I now go religiously every Saturday morning, a time that suits me. I realised that planning to go after work was the reason I hated it. It’s too late for me and the traffic meant I was always stressing about making it in time. I now get to have a little lie in on a Saturday before going to the gym and waking myself up properly. It’s great!
But the main point of this post really is that I have a totally different attitude towards exercise. Instead of being something I HAVE to do to be healthy or lose weight, it is something I do because I WANT to….
I love that
(That’s not actually me in the cocktail glass. But it could be, one day!)