I’m so guilty of pretending to be fit and pretending to have a fitness schedule. I mean in my mind…I. am. fit.
I nod at people jogging by (from my barcolounger) like we share a commonality, ya know, a little nod, half a smile and the pointed finger wave like we’re jogging buddies. I almost always get a strange look in return with the furrowed brows and cocked head turn. They know; they know I’m only fooling myself with my imaginary workout schedule.
Yesterday I was chatting with a friend and we started the, “you workin’ out?” discussion and I was hoping this wasn’t gonna come up as a topic. I really did my best to avoid it and even tried to blow it off. Oh I have bunnies chasing each other in my backyard, to cute! Sorry I got distracted, anyway my friend who is very fit and active was telling me about the triathlon they were thinking of participating in. Really, a triathlon, come on!?! They said the swimming part would be the toughest for them as they don’t have much time to train for it. The toughest part for me is spelling the word, thank you spell check.
I can’t compete with that. Where do I go from there? I can’t even motivate myself to open up the Couch to 5K app I downloaded, I’m so bad. My sister has done the 21 day fix, several times over, my husband has recently started working out and lost a lot of weight, my neighbors have their yoga and my social news feeds are blasted with the Just Do It, Just Start campaigns that everyone else is doing. I’m very happy for them all, I’m a great cheerleader whenever they need cheering!
I’m quickly becoming surrounded by fitness people. I’m thinkin’ I manifested this somehow with my pretending to be fit and imaginary workouts. Pretty sure God is sending me a message to get my butt moving. Ya know how your thoughts become your reality, the think it, do it and be it kind of thoughts? It’s happening, I gotta do it now. If my friend calls back and says the triathlon is on for them and asks about my Couch to 5K program, I’m gonna have to be able to say I’ve done it.
Here are my biggest obstacles, other than myself, I haven’t found anything that is fun and I have no coordination or balance. My clumsiness is dangerous for me and people around me. Exercise needs to be fun for me to participate in otherwise I’ll get bored rather quickly. I’ve tried running stairs, treadmills and elliptical machines, all terrible disasters that left me with bruises. I’ve tried yoga and cardio videos and ending up twisting my knee and throwing my back out.
The one thing I do love is walking, the tripping over nothing messes me up, but I do love it and it needs to be out in nature where I can observe new and different things each time (and the ground is softer when I fall). Actually I could use some suggestions on how to be fit, for real this time, and have it be fun. Please help, what do you do that you enjoy and would be safe for a klutz?