Please remember one thing: Exercise is SIMPLY movement and stillness..honestly that's how to look at it..you don't hate exercise, because you hike and probably take your dog for a walk. The deciding factor in all exercises is just the speed of the exercise and the length of the stillness.
Can you put some music on and DANCE?..that's exercise..especially if you dance like nobody's watching..
Would it be ok to send you a routine I've put together for writers or my chair-bound
Laura..ask yourself 3 questions:
1.How much do I REALLY want to "exercise"?
How much do I REALLY want to move?
If I woke up tomorrow and "magically" felt fitter and healthier than I do today.
How would that feel?
2. What resources do I have?
Friends to walk with regularly..
A dog to take out more often, for longer or faster..
Stairs at work..
Room to dance..do tai chi/yoga..
A nearby studio and supportive instructor..
3. If I have the desire and these resources..Do I give myself permission to begin the process of feeling fitter and healthier?
Laura, you write that "obviously it's necessary." So, what are the reasons stopping you from moving?
Past negative responses..from others or from yourself?
Everyone exercises unless they are completely paralysed, everyone moves. It's just that we don't think of it as exercise..so we don't do it as often as we could. Also, we don't stretch after walking the dog..because we don't see it as our exercise. Just move Laura..then do it more often and call it EXERCISE.