I mean, I take a tap class once a week. But that is just for fun and not for exercise. So I guess it counts, but not really.
Oh, and occasionally Matt and I will go for walks around the neighborhood. I say that's exercise, but he says it's not, so I don't know where to land on that one.
But I can count on one finger the number of times I've gone running since March 2011. And I can't count the number of months I paid for a gym membership before I finally admitted to myself that I was probably never going to go, and canceled the thing.
Even Elliott doesn't mind spending time in the gym (bag).
But lately I've been having a harder time zipping up my pants, and I need to do something to make them fit again. So I figure it's time to maybe do something more exercise-like? But I really hate running; I wasn't cut out to be a runner. I like being active and doing things that don't really feel like exercising. If I had a bike, I'd like going on bike rides. And I used to like doing Pilates.
I looked around the house to see what I could maybe do on my own without spending any money, and what I found was: Wii Fit, a jump rope, and 3, 5 and 8-pound free weights. Oh, and a yoga mat.
I could probably do some kind of cardio or something at home or outside so I don't die of heart disease. It's just figuring out what to do and keeping up the stamina to do it regularly! Which is why I decided to write about it. To hold myself accountable. And so that you can berate me if I tell you I only managed to work out one time this month.
What do you do for exercise? Any ideas for things to do that don't require a gym membership? And how do you make yourself stay on track?