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Monday, October 11, 2010
So, I'm reading my timeline on Twitter, and Men's Health has this link:Identify What's Stopping You from Losing Weight. My immediate reaction - dudes, what's so hard about figuring THAT out?
For me, it's really easy: I love to eat, and I hate to exercise. Food TASTES GOOD, at least food I buy/make. I love salt. I love grease. I love carbs. I love protein, covered with salt, and even better when covered with grease. Breaded and fried and salted? Excellent!
And I HATE sweating. It doesn't matter if it's from the day being hot or from exercising. I hate it. Today was a really ROUGH day for me on the exercise bike, because I SWEATED while exercising. Yech. Well, also my right butt cheek started whining, even BEFORE I got on the bike, "I do NOT want to get back on that bike seat". Great, I though, prototypical 'talking out of my ass'. I got on the bike anyway. I did my exercising - warm up 4 minutes, then 30 minutes of 30 seconds at medium speed/30 seconds of sprinting, then 6 minutes of cool down (I did cut 5 minutes off, in deference to the now screaming butt-cheek). Yes, I had the fan on while I biked, to help me feel better while doing it.
Weights and aerobics will follow (I'm typing this at noon). But I do NOT like to exercise. I may never like to exercise. I may always HATE to sweat. I expect to love to eat all my life.
I know WHY I'm fat. One of my problems in dropping weight is that the 'doing' doesn't have an intrinsic reward - putting on weight comes with activities I love, dropping it means NOT doing things I love (eating lots of fatty, salty, etc, food) and doing things I hate (sweating).
Yeah, yeah, I know, there's a reward if I keep at it. Pie in the sky by and by. How odd - I appear to be a "Reverend Ike" type dieter, who want reward NOW not in heaven after I die.