I Really Hate to Work Out – The Shrinking Jeans of April


August 23, 2009 By april

I love sports.  Love everything about them.  I especially love team sports.  It stinks that here, there aren’t very many adult recreations sports leagues.  If there were, I’d totally sign up.

But there aren’t so, I have to find other ways that will keep my body active.  Which means working out.  And if I’m being honest, I hate to work out.

Yeah, I know that you may be a little surprised to hear me say this.  I mean, I work out A LOT. (Not as much as Christie O., though.  Man.)  If you throw a new work out DVD in front of me, or a sweet game like EA Sports Active, then I will be the first to try it, but man I hate taking time out of my day to get the work out in.

So, why do I do it?  Because I love how I feel after my work out.  I love that by working out, my body is changing and becoming lean and strong.  I love that in doing my work outs, I’m starting to see my muscles develop in my arms.  I love that people are jealous of my calf muscles.  I love that I have dropped 5 jeans sizes.  I love that I can walk 7 flights of steps to my desk at work and not get out of breath.

All of these things plus about 500 things more about this journey are thing that I love.  They keep me motivated to keep going.

So, on days like today, when I didn’t feel like working out.  When I really wanted to just sit on the couch and do nothing but watch TV, I thought about every one of those things that I love.

And I worked out.