05 April 2013

E is for...

Welcome to day five of the A to Z challenge!

Today's topic is exercise.

I know, how disappointing. Give me a chance, though. I might surprise you.

Exercise is the bane of my existence. I mean, we're talking about time that could be spent reading. READING! Or blogging, I guess. :-)  But still. Other tasks could be accomplished. Seriously.

Instead, I find myself spending 30 minutes on my TreadClimber, creating little competitions for myself to keep it interesting. Or, I am working with resistance bands for 30 minutes. Or doing a Yoga DVD. Or trying to learn Zumba on my Wii (that one's not going so well... I have no idea how I'm supposed to learn how to do the damn moves if the belt keeps pushing the button and advancing the training for the steps till I have no freakin' idea what's going on. ... ... ... I digress.)

I refuse to join a gym until I'm more fit. How sad is that? I won't go to a place that is designed for getting fit... until I'm more fit. Of course, I'm very self conscious about how not coordinated I am, which is a big part of that.

I do wish I had a pool. I'd be in that bad boy, swimming, all the damn time. Now that is fun. :-)

What about you? What's your favorite form of exercise? What could you totally do without? And am I alone in the "not joining a gym until I'm fit" thing?


  1. I love to walk. That is my absolute favorite form of exercise. A not-close second is strength/weight training. :-)

  2. Ellen, I feel the same way about strengh/weight training. It's so tedious!!

  3. I love using a 20-pound medicine ball and slamming it repeatedly on the floor. Stress all gone! :)

  4. I wish we had a pool. I love to swim. Right now it's the treadmill for me.

  5. Diane,

    Swimming is the best. It's so relaxing!

  6. Man...I wish I had a pool as well. Actually, a hot tub to be more specific. I know, not much exercise there...but I get great idea's for my books when I'm soaking! :)

  7. See, the hot tub would be for relaxing the muscles after the swimming/exercise period. This way, the mind can be free to formulate new plots and characters.

    Hot tubs can be muses, yes? I think so. :-)

  8. I'm not a huge fan of the exercise thing either. But I got into running by doing the Couch to 5k program and I love it! Well, not right now because I'm 7 months pregnant and I got out of the routine at the beginning of this pregnancy with being sick and all. But I can't wait to get back into it after this little boy arrives.

    Oh, and if you're looking for a way to pass the time when exercising, you should listen to the Writing Excuses podcasts. They are brilliant and awesome and super funny. I absolutely adore them.

    (thanks for all the great comments on my blog! :)

  9. I am totally with you on the whole "not joining a gym until I am fit" thing! I'm not a pretty sweater, nor am I a fan of working out with other people. It just seems like a gym is where you workout on display. I assume that everyone there is there to work out and could give a rat's behind on what I look like, but the fear of being judged keeps my workouts away from others!
    Heather the Evil Twin, visiting with love from the A-to-Z Challenge @ thewinetwins.blogspot.com

  10. Erin, thanks for the podcast recommendation. I will definitely check them out!

    (you're welcome :-) I've been enjoying it)

  11. Heather, I totally agree. A workout should not be a show. Thanks for the visit!