#1 I hate getting dressed 3 and 4 times a day. One to go to exercise and then to take my work clothes and have to dress at the gym,
#2 after work and after dinner, having to change yet again and go exercise and finding a parking place if I choose to go downtown to exercise,
#3 going across town and up the hill to exercise and taking 15-20 minutes both ways to get to workout place and come home
#4 I can't get a membership to the closest place as their are 12 people ahead of me on the waiting list and they have only had two off the list since summer so who knows when and if I could start exercising there although it is close and convenient,
#5 Paying $7 a day to random exercise at the convenient location ( and lets see if I wanted or needed to exercise 3 or 4 times a week that would be $21 to $28 a week and that is getting close to a massage for an hour ( which I would much rather do).
#6 It is just too dark to go in the morning by myself and in the evening, I prefer a buddy to walk with to keep me motivated and my hubby remains working till dinner time and later so that rules him out and I have no one interested in that time as most of my friends are retired that live in town and do their exercise during the day.
#7 It is a hassle just to keep up with cleaning and housework and to add another burden on the schedule along with working and some volunteer activities and all the programs I do during the week and evenings related to work.... I sometimes just need a nothing time so that impinges on making a schedule for exercise and a schedule is the only thing that will keep me on track
#8 I don't like exercise- hmmm the real reason surfaces
#9 It feels too much like work
#10 I am running out of excuses.
Now on the plus side of why I should exercise:
#1 Lower the risk of heart disease
#2 Lower the risk of recurring cancer
#3 Improve my social contacts
#4 Control my weight
#5 Improve my quality of life
#6 Improve my self-esteem
#7 Lessen the risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis
#8 Keep muscles in tone
#9 Better balance and lower risk of broken bones and falls
#10 Improve physical abilities
#11 Maintain or improve range of motion
#12 Help with use of nutrients intake and useage
#13 Improve circulation
#14 Improve heart rate
#15 Exercise dogs to keep them healthier
#16 Makes it more convenient for Ron to make dinner instead of me
#17 Enhances my appreciation of Northwest PA.
#18 Opens the door for help with household activities
#19 Keeps me from watching Oprah, Dr. Phil and General Hospital while making dinner
#20 Keeps me from getting too upset over the nightly news
#30 Gives me a chance to actually talk to my higher power without outside influences and keeps me more alert so I focus better while communicating
#31 Gives me something more to talk about than frustrations of life and aging body
#32 Dang, there are just too many good reasons to get with the program and quit avoiding what is truly better for me.
So I will make it a better day-TODAY, TONIGHT and TOMORROW. You will see me out with my flourescent coat walking one or two dogs and thinking about all the good things that I am gaining from this and burying all my old excuses. TODAY is the day. S (AKA : Former slug albeit part-time)