Getting the workout
I know I do best when I workout a lot.
This may mean at least 90 minutes per day. I first realized this in junior high school when I played on the volleyball team. We had practice every day after school. I remember telling my mother that I didn’t seem to have any free time when I played volleyball, but the time I had was better. I was better. I was a better version of me,
I seem to come from people
who are the same. Some of them take on vast athletic endeavors that
require training as much as some people work. For some of the people
close to me, this seems to be a natural process.
What I have in common with them:
-just a short workout can be boring
-getting through the first mile(s) is hard, then it get easier to workout for a long while.
-the challenge and goal may have to be bigger than for other people
What I don’t have in common with them:
-I have to wrestle myself to get to my workout all the time
-It never feels like habit
-I’ve never gotten super-strong
-It doesn’t get me out of my head sometimes
Ok, to be honest, maybe the others close to me who work out a lot have the same challenges. Except that last one. I’m the in-my-head gal. I think that’s one of the things that people fail to address when they talk about how great exercise is for all of the mental woes and challenges; it’s not just about doing it; it’s not even just about motivating… the in-your-head stuff can persist through the exercise! What I know is that it’s generally still worth it. But I can’t force myself through. Instead I have to find some way to it strategically. As in many things mind and ADHD and whatnot, force makes it worse. So next up: some ways I do get the workout done.