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‘Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.’ Robert Maynard Hutchins.

27 Oct

Every once in a while it occurs to me that it might be time to shake up my exercise levels again.  Usually such a thought is sparked by one of those oh-no-don’t-tell-me-it’s-shrunk-again moments when I decide to try something on that I haven’t worn in a while‘Mmmmm . . . I don’t remember this being quite so snug the last time I put it on . . . and I don’t recall it showing off all those wobbly bits quite as much either . . .’  Sigh.

You might have gathered  that I am not really a fan of exercise per se.  I exercise because I ‘should’ (and obviously need to) but not because I enjoy it.  There have been periods in my life when I have done much more regular exercise than I do now (like going to the gym religiously 4-5 days a week) and periods when I have done a good deal less (like lazily lifting a glass of wine while watching exercise videos . . . ) but there have been very few times I can remember actually enjoying the exercise itself.  (I admit I have enjoyed the benefits of regular exercise but the actual bending and lifting and running—not so much.)

(Just quietly, I blame my parents.  Neither of them had the slightest interest in sports, or indeed exercise of any description at all that I noticed, and they obviously passed this apathy-gene down on to me.)

In spite of this I do force myself to be not entirely sedentary.   I walk the dogs every day (although the dogs are getting older and therefore slower and so I am too.  Getting slower I mean.  I’m definitely not getting any older).  I do a bit (a very little bit) of weight training every day (for the ol’ bingo arms) although how much I achieve often depends on whether the girls decide to ‘help’ me along with the process (lying on your back holding a barbell above your head while three little dogs lick the sweat from your eyes, ears and nose can be a tad distracting) and I also ride my (stationary) bike for around 30 minutes a day.  Granted I sometimes catch myself pedalling more slowly than perhaps I should because  the book I am reading at the same time is getting kind of interesting and I can’t read it quite as well if the pages keeping jumping up and down and . . .

. . . okay, yes, maybe I could stand to need to kick it up a notch.  I’ll sit down, make some decisions and draw up a new plan of attack.  I’ll do that.  Later.

But first I think I’ll join my Maudie for a quiet little nap.  Decisions are always so much easier after a nice little nap . . .

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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5 responses to “‘Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.’ Robert Maynard Hutchins.

  1. stevetalbot51

    October 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Hmmm something definitely not right, why is my comment at the top??

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  2. stevetalbot51

    October 27, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Great sketch Sal – does sketching count as exercise? Enjoy the weekend mate 🙂

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  3. C C Cedras

    October 27, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Just for grins, I’m going to try and post a comment. I’ve had trouble “liking” and commenting on your posts lately. I’m so sorry! I enjoy them just as much as always. Sweet sketch of Maudie!

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    • sallyinthehaven

      October 27, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Hi again! Sorry you have had issues with the site. You are not the only person who has mentioned this but I am not at all sure what the problem. Everything looks unchanged from this end, but I shall investigate further. Anyway – lovely to hear from you and glad you are still enjoying the posts. 🙂

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