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EXERCISE IS A PAIN IN THE BUTT

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NO PAIN NO GAIN & NO FUN

HOW CAN EXERCISE NOT SUCK?

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Along the route of my first half marathon May 2016

CAN EXERCISE BE MORE THAN JUST A CHORE YOU DO BECAUSE IT’S GOOD FOR YOU? 

As I see it, life’s activities fall into 3 categories:  

1) Things you love to do

2) Things you do because you have to

 3) Things you do because they’re good for you 

Things you love to do

For me, that would be the combo of binging on something salty, red wine, and Netflix (in my PJs).

Things you do because you have to

Anything involving food on the table and a roof over your head.  That would be:  working, paying the bills and cleaning the perpetual trail of dishes, towels, and socks that is my teenager’s trademark.  You should see his biohazard site bedroom!

Things you do because they’re good for you 

Now here’s where it gets a little more complicated for me.  Sometimes I find it hard to discern between the stuff I force myself to do for the right reasons – because it’s good for me – and things I legitimately shouldn’t do because I simply don’t like doing them!  I practically break out in hives before doing new, unfamiliar and seemingly unpleasant things.  Continue Reading