I hate to exercise … I hate to sweat … I don’t like gyms or gym equipment … I certainly don’t like to jog let alone run.
I cringe when I think of the $200 I spent to join a gym (that offered child care) a few years ago – and I went 3 times! I took one class there – and HATED it … HATED HATED HATED it.
I tried a personal trainer a few years ago too, though she worked with me and a few other ladies at once. I signed up for 6 weeks with 2 classes per week. It was awful. After some classes, I felt like I was going to throw up, or I was so shaky I didn’t know if I could drive home. I’d go home and lie on the floor and be totally useless for about an hour afterwards.
I hate exercise.
That said – I have found for myself that I can get some exercise by walking … and I do like to walk – though I probably walk too slowly to really be getting the fullest benefit.
The only other exercise I actually LOVED and stuck with was CURVES!!!!! I loved CURVES. It’s a woman’s only gym, yes … but you are done in 30 minutes. You don’t really sweat too much … and you don’t leave feeling like you’ve been through boot camp.
If I could afford it and had regular child care, I’d go back in a heartbeat!! It’s the only exercise program I ever stuck with for about a year or more – and where I actually saw (slow but steady) results. It did help that I went with a group of friends, and we’d watch each other’s kids while the others exercised. It was a great set-up! 🙂