No, I didn’t use to be one of those people that got up and thought, “Gee, I love to sweat my butt off at the gym!”, in fact, I truly did hate exercise. My husband was always a gym rat and I used to wonder why he loved it so much. My boys were always in a gym, or playing some sort of sport, but I always saw it as work, and considered it quite boring. I had a health scare in my early 30’s and I was forced to change my mind-set, and no longer hate exercise, but actually embrace it.
Love to Play, Hate Exercise
Sometimes a simple play on words can make a big difference in whether or not you hate exercise. The word exercise brings forth thoughts of sweat and drudgery, but when you call it play, it sounds like fun. One of my favorite ways to exercise (play), is riding my bike. I love to go out on a beautiful day, and really give it all I’ve got. When I get home, all sweaty and out of breath, I don’t feel awful, I feel awesome! Maybe you like to “play” basketball, or maybe you enjoy hiking. Whatever the case, take the things you enjoy and make them work for you. Many of us say we hate exercise, but sure love working up a sweat doing something.
Hate Exercise, Love Results
Many of us who hate exercise, love the results that exercise brings. Eventually, the more you exercise, and the more results you achieve, you will link pleasure to what is giving you the results you are looking for. I am now one of those crazies that loves the gym, the treadmill and all the machines that I used to believe existed to just cause me pain. When you finally get to that workout high, you have conquered the hate exercise mentality, and you are on the road to making big changes in your body, and in your life.