Perhaps I haven’t mentioned this before, but I’m quite lackadaisical about exercise. I used to be quite energetic in high school – so energetic that I was a cheerleader – but ever since the lazy days of university life began almost 12 years ago, I have been less than rigorous about my “workout” policy (and, believe me, I use the term “workout” very, very loosely here).
For a while there I did some great work with Ashtanga Yoga and I would like to get back into that routine, but the fact that Alex and I work exactly the same hours means that I never have the house to myself. Say good-bye to private yoga time.
So, recently, my wonderful (and far more energetic and dedicated) friends Mairin, Tammy and I have been taking invigorating walks in the various parks here in KL after work. I just love being outside, and I love that I can spend the whole time chatting (instead of focusing on my impending heart attack from all the unexpected physical exertion).
However, as you do know, I will be moving soon, which means I will no longer have my walking buddies and I will be faced with my incomprehensible laziness once again. Therefore, I have devised a plan – in order for me to get the most basic amount of exercise I need:
- to develop a routine. This exercise must be done every weekday for me to make it part of my daily habits. None of this Monday, Wednesday, Friday stuff. If it’s not everyday, it’ll be never.
- to discover an exercise option that is within walking distance from my home. This could be a walk to a park, gym, or class. No more driving to the park.
- to find someone that is willing to do the exercise with me. I can’t seem to force myself to do it on my own. There is strength in numbers, right?
I realize that I’m asking a lot here, and I’m probably setting myself up for failure, but regardless of my impending doom, I ‘m excited for my move. I have the enthusiasm and the will! I can do it! Now all I need is a cook to prepare me healthy meals – no more cookies for dinner, I guess…
What kinds of exercise routines do you have going?