Former workout queen confesses that she is now lazy

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I’ll make this a brief confession with no tears. Once upon a time–as in over 20 years ago– I was a cross country and track runner. In track I excelled at the quarter mile. As for long distance, I could run 5 miles a day faithfully.

As a 20-something, I would continue to do aerobics at home, but less for fun and more out of the anxiety that I would not snag a guy if I wasn’t skinny. What a desperate “barbie” I was. Now in my late-30’s, I find myself feeling decidedly less agressive about the whole exercise thing and I confess that I do cringe at the thought of working up a full sweat. And to think, I used to be such a macho workout-until-I-get-legal-runner’s-high gal.

Now it’s all about making it fun and easy. If I can get myself to work out every day, I’ll be setting up a foundation I can build on. By the way, I have a nice start from last fall and I’ll share my sticker trick for that in a separate post.

And, hey, if I can exert myself once in a while, I might just avoid being a cranky so and so, be more hopeful, and ultimately feel like I can tackle even loftier fitness goals.

Feel free to confess here about your own fall from fitness excellence.

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  1. Hi! Thanks for the comment on my page. Hope the soup works out good!
    As for confessions: I used to be rather obsessive about excercising… my, how far we have fallen, hey? But my husband and I still do an hours’ walk most days of the week, and I’ve come to think: What a great way to relieve stress and give the body a little excercise, doing something so simple. In this very complex world. Ah, yes, walkies…
    🙂 Jen




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