Exercise and I always have an interesting relationship.
In the past, I have worked out before the point where I had toned arm muscles and I was so proud of that. Then, I stopped working out and my toned arm muscles disappeared.
Ever since then, I occasionally wanted to get back into shape and worked out.
Back in high school, I joined karate-do and their warm ups and activities were rather intense. I would sweat heavily and be very sore. It was every Friday.
Then, during Alevels, I truly focused on my studies and forgot about exercising. I just really wanted to focus on my studies and found exercising annoying. I felt that I could use the exercising time for more studies.
Soon my degree came. I only exercised occasionally when I felt like it. I did want to be more fit but my motivation was not always there. I felt that the reason my motivation isn't there is because I only felt like being fit when it suited my mood. Depending on mood means that you won't do it consistently.
The main problem I have with exercise all this time is because every time I exercise, I do feel like hell. I will be breathless during exercising and I feel like shit but then after that, my muscles will be sore for a few days. That would make it feel like hell though.
Hence, I usually am not very motivated for exercising.
But lately, I saw a friend who has been achieving her exercising goals.
It made me go, why can't I stick to my exercising goals? Why is it so hard for me to exercise?
So that's when I decided, I want to exercise. I want to make this into a real habit. I want to achieve my own exercising goals.
Thus, recently, I set out an exercise regime. 15 minutes a day. Alternative days. Minimum 3 days a week. So far I have only been reaching the minimum.
However, oddly enough, exercising at home has been great.
Maybe it's because I never made it into a real routine before.
I chose alternate days to exercise because I wanted one day where my muscles could be sore and just heal.
But after doing this routine for a week or two, I feel oddly really good.
I'm really energetic and my muscles aren't sore.
So, it's really good.
I am surprised that I am really enjoying this new exercise routine. I even bought a new exercise mat.
Cheers to that.