An Exercise Quandary
Thursday, February 04, 2010
I was determined to exercise this morning, yet it was really hard to get out of bed.. Finally, at about 5:30, I just dragged myself up and put my workout clothes on and hopped on the bike, promising myself that I'd cut the workout short if it was as intolerable as I felt it was going to be.. I didn't cut it short, but I truly disliked every minute of it.. I don't say that often about a workout, but I just didn't want to be on that bike this morning.. I was of course happy I did it when it was done, but I don't like the fact that I had to fight so hard with myself to do it, and then didn't click into gear like I usually do once I started..
Two things going on, I think, one an offshoot of the other:
Riding the bike hurts my behind. I was very, very excited yesterday to find and buy a gel seat, I thought my issue with the hurting butt was about to be resolved...but I got home and was pretty heartbroken to find that the darn gel seat was too small for the bicycle seat.. Sunk my heart a bit..
The second thing is likely, at least partially, an offshoot of the sore butt issue: I seem to be tiring of the bike a bit. Now, I don't know if I would feel that way if it didn't hurt so much, I think I would a bit, as doing the same thing over and over again can be boring, but I definitely think problem number one plays into problem number two.. So, in an effort to resolve problem number 2, yesterday I spend HOURS in search of a Wii Fit Plus bundle, as I have been very inspired by my Wii Fit+ using spark buddies, and its breadth of options would answer the "sameness" issue that arises with the bike.. But I'm here to tell you that at least from a retail standpoint, this item cannot be found. I will look around online at some point later today for it, but was hoping to get that instant gratification that comes from going to a store, buying, coming home and using..
This year, I am looking forward to adding to my active lifestyle by playing sports. I used to love playing basketball, baseball, volleyball.. I have begun constructing a plan to do that once the warm weather comes, but until then, I must resolve this issue of boredom. In the meantime, I am praying that this morning's virtual rejection of exercise was a one-day occurance..