I hate exercising. I’m a horribly lazy person when it comes to going out and about. I’d much rather sit around at home and read, or do crafts like crochet and paint ceramics. So the thought of going to the gym, or out jogging/walking makes me cringe.
I love roller skating though! And when I actually had somewhere I could go and skate, I did it for hours and hours. That was also the last time I was able to call myself ‘thin.’
I’ve tried walking on a treadmill and reading, and it’s too distracting. Either I walk too slow to do myself any good, or the bouncing of the book makes me motion-sick after a while.
However, a month or so ago, a recumbent stationary bike came into my possession. And I love it! I can sit there and read, and not pay any attention to how long I’ve been exercising. The book doesn’t bounce in my hands since I’m not walking with it, and it’s low impact which is good since I have both a bad knee and a bad ankle.
I have yet to lose a single pound. But I have noticed I’m losing inches off my tummy, so I’m thinking I’m replacing the fat with muscle and perhaps the weight will start to fall off soon too.
Not looking forward to doing this during the summer, but at least I can turn the fan on and I’ll be the only one seeing me and using the bike. Unlike at the gym where there’s always a crowd and someone wanting the machine you’re using.
Do you exercise while you read? What is your preferred method of exercise?