August 25 2010
I’ve never seriously exercised before. Ever. Not on any sort of regular basis. I’ve played sports and done stuff like that. And on and off over the years I do stints on the ‘elliptical’ machine. But people who do ‘real’ exercise tell me that the elliptical machine is sort of the lowest form of exercise. That it is close to doing next to nothing. Yoga is more of a workout etc…
There’s been lots of reasons why I’ve never been into exercising.
1. I’ve been blessed with a natural physique with situational abs and umm… buff fortecs and all that and I don’t want to mess with that perfection.
2. I feel if I do something like say… jogging– my awesome mannish superhero strides will make other joggers feel bad about their own non-awesome non-superhero strides. And I don’t want people to feel bad about their superheroless strides.
3. There’s a side of me that feels that exercise is actually unnecessary. A myth. Not only because women tell me that my ‘gut’ is cute (not helping)– but I feel like hard exercise might actually be more damaging long term rather than healthy…
Like, you’re telling me my knees aren’t stronger than the guy who runs marathons every year? You’re telling my heart isn’t stronger than the weight lifter who strains his heart every day? You’re telling me the crazy guy in Russia who is 115 years old got there by… exercise? I’ve never even seen a 115 year old buff guy! Ever!
I do believe in a healthy lifestyle and very much believe in eating good ‘non-poisonous’ fresh unpackaged foods. But I’ve felt for a while that walking a couple miles with my dog everyday– pretty much covers me exercise wise. It may not make me ‘buff’– but for years I’ve been checking off ‘dog walking’ as my form of exercise. Stress-reliever and all that.
I would definitely exercise more in sports if I could. I played on a softball team this summer but the games were too few and far between. I suck at basketball. Always have. Can’t go left. Tennis is too difficult in the city. I’ve played racquetball here and there but it’s too reliant on others and scheduling and stuff.
But I feel nowadays, I gotta be doing something more– and I’ve been considering some ‘gym oriented’ exercise stuff. It’s down to these three. Spinning, Boxing and Plilates. Other stuff is out. Boxing is the most appealing considering I honestly don’t know what Spinning or Plilates are. And spinning sounds like something that’ll make me hurl. But I gotta do one of em I think. Or I’d appreciate advice otherwise…
You might be wondering why I am considering exercise at all if I think regular hard exercise is unnecessary and unhealthy. I just think people who exercise alot normal style look better— and I have fat face. Again.