Exercise is hard, you know? So I thought for a little fun, I’d post my take on some of the exercise “myths” of our day. Because I know that so many people are being misled, I feel it is my civic duty to set you all straight. You’re welcome. 😉 With it being the start of the new year and all, a lot of people are beginning to exercise more, getting gym memberships and the like. Let me tell you, people are just being misled!*
Myth #1: Exercise will give you more energy. *snoooore*. Oh, I’m sorry, what were we talking about? I’m so tiiiirrrred. 🙂 I guess that’s not always the case, but srsly, sometimes I am just downright tired after I work out. Maybe I need to eat more… nom, nom, nom!
Myth #2: You’ll like to exercise if you just find something you like to do. Hmmm…will you please find me an exercise activity that does not involve sweating? Because I really don’t like to sweat. It makes for more laundry, more showers, etc. Although I will say Pilates does come awfully close. I just don’t have a lot of patience for it. But really, what other exercise routines have you laying down the whole time?!
Myth #3: Exercise is a hunger suppressant. *crunch, crunch* *gulp* *burp* Uh, hi! Next myth please…
Myth #4: Exercise will increase your self-confidence: You guys, I don’t know about you all, but I jiggle and it just ain’t pretty. And why does everyone look so happy and amazing on these workout videos anyway while I am dripping with sweat and hating the world and feeling very incompetent? I rest my case. And don’t get me started on those ladies at the gym. I used to hang out in the back for a reason.
Myth #5: Exercise will develop more muscle: It’s there. It’s gotta be there somewhere. Maybe underneath all that flab…
Now hopefully I have set you straight on all those misconceptions that you might have had about exercise. It’s about time someone cleared things up a bit. From one struggling mom to another who is about to pop in another workout DVD or perhaps do a workout on YouTube (there are so many!), you are not alone!
*All of this was said tongue in cheek. Just in case you were concerned, I don’t really consider the above to be myths at all. I think we can all relate to feeling this way about exercise at one time or another. And man, sometimes exercise just sucks. 🙂