#WEverb12: Exercise

by Mandy Weger on December 20, 2012

Exercise: How did you live actively in 2012? What will you change in 2013?

It seems fitting that the one post I procrastinated on and didn’t get written in time for yesterday was on the exercise prompt.

Story of my life. I don’t exercise, and apparently I don’t write about it either.

It’s on my mind often that exercising would be an improvement in my life. I’d be happier, healthier, I’d have more energy, more confidence, look nicer in clothes.

Really, for all of those benefits, I’m an idiot for not exercising more often. But I don’t. And I always say someday. And I still don’t.

I know that I can turn it around at any time and I can actually get off of my ass, walk all 11 steps down to the basement and get on the treadmill. And I have done that in little spurts where I’ll get the inspiration, do it for a week or two weeks, and then stop and never return.

Part of it is the fact that I hate physical exertion because it’s inconvenient for my medical issue of not being able to sweat from my head. This issue causes me to get dizzy and black out if I overheat. I combat this by spraying my head with a bottle of water as I work out. It’s not fun. It doesn’t always work as well as I’d like. The other part of hating exercise is laziness and the desire to do something else–anything else–with my time.

I would also love to say that 2013 is the year that I’ll turn it all around for myself and it’ll be the year of exercise and fitness. But just because I type it doesn’t make it happen. Just because I might want it, it still doesn’t make it happen. I have to actually ACT and I have to actually NEED to do it or it just won’t happen.

So this is my big downfall and it’s the most difficult part in my life that I face. I oftentimes feel defeated about the subject because it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve said “I’ll do it!” it just doesn’t get done. I just haven’t wanted it enough.

We’ll see.


  • http://www.allieseverydayadventures.blogspot.com/ Allie

    I’m not a huge fan of “traditional” forms of exercise (running, lifting weights, basically anything that makes me sweat), but I’ve found I really enjoy Pilates, since it’s still moving around and stretching a lot but it feels like a slow workout. It’s kind of hard to work up a real sweat in the classes. Maybe an idea that would solve your overheating problem?

    I’ve started feeling like I need to work out more in the last few weeks, not in a resolution-y type of way, but in that “I’m starting to feel terrible and I know exercise would help so why don’t I just do it already” kind of way. Hopefully I can get myself in gear soon.


  • Snowed In

    Weights, weights, weights! If you are afraid about “bulking up” don’t because women don’t have the hormones to get bulk and in order to get bulk (like body builder bulk) you’d have to eat an insane amount of protein. Yes, cardio is awesome and torches calories, helps clear you mind, etc; but weight lifting creates an after burn the helps you burn all day long. Also you work and develop your muscles, muscles weigh more than fat and because of this burns more calories to tie in with that after burn. Right now I’m restricted to arm and core due to a running injury and combined with my normal clean eating I’ve maintained my weight, plus it’s good to feel strong! :)


  • Ayesha Ali

    I don’t like to exercise in the traditional sense and I was a basic failure at it in 2012. I hope 2013 is better, but we’ll see. I think if I work out 20 times in 2013, that will be better than this year. Maybe that can be a goal?


  • http://hemborgwife.wordpress.com/ Bailie

    I the same exercise spurt history and have always envied people who were enthused to work out but this summer I turned 27 and it was just like something clicked and I wanted to exercise. I sadly had to stop since it has been snowing but I cannot believe I am actually looking forward to good weather for exercise reasons!


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