I think some people are hard wired to exercize and others are hard wired to do other stuff. That’s not an excuse for those of us that fall into the later category. Everyone needs to get their daily exercize. It simply seems to me that some people crave it.
When I think of some of my neighbors (yes that’s plural intentionally) that are biking 60-120 minutes each way to work. That to me says born for it (or crazy, but usually I go for the charitable built for it thought). Then I read about these ladies at Squeeze It In and I thought – born for it. Who thinks of this kind of stuff? Yes, I’m chopping peppers for a salad, but let me do some leg lifts while I’m at it. This reminds me of pre-natal class whee they encouraged everyone to do their kegel exercizes when ever you found yourself waiting – at a red light, in the grocery store, at Tim Horton’s.
This is good in concept, but isn’t your brain already in gear? If when I was standing in line at Loblaws my brain said “oh… looks like I’m going ot be waiting in line for a while”, then maybe I’d say to myself: why don’t I do so isometric ab exercizes while I stand here? Instead, my brain is wondering: if the kids fall asleep on the way home, will I have enough time to cut the grass before they wake up? did I get the positioning right in the presentation for work? did I remember to pick up milk? oh yes… it’s here in the cart. take that finger out of your nose (these last two parts are usually spoken aloud).
So clearly, I’m not ‘born to exercize’. I work at it. And I shouldn’t make too much fun of the squeeze ladies, as my former colleague with the best bicepts and tricepts of everyone I know works out with soup cans.