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One of the great things about the New Year is the determination many individuals have to start eating healthier and exercising more. As I have said in a previous post, it’s almost a standard resolution to want to lose weight and eat better. I don’t know why it takes the start of a new year, a warning from the doctor or the inability to button those favorite pair of pants to get people on an exercise kick. But in any case, I will be joining the rest of the bandwagoners and say that I too am going to try to eat better and exercise more and lose the ‘baby’ weight I put on when I had my daughter.

I imagine there are three different types of people when it comes to exercising. And keep in mind, this is solely my opinion so you are free to disagree and even send me a comment letting me know what your take is on it. But back to the three types of individuals. The first type are those that are the exercise junkies. These are the people that love to exercise and spend anywhere from an hour to three each day, at least five days a week exercising. They can wake up at 4am, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and start their day with a ‘quick’ workout. I sincerely envy these types. Because although I have absolutely no problem getting up early to work overtime and make a little extra money, I just can’t seem to drag my ass out of bed to exercise.

The second type are those that like to exercise but don’t love it like the junkies do. They dedicate a certain amount of time and effort a week simply because they know what the end results will be but if they miss a workout or two, it’s not that big of a deal. And although they may do several different types of things (i.e. bike riding, walking, lift weights, etc) there isn’t one exercise they love above all others.

The third and final type are those that basically hate (or strongly dislike) everything about exercising. No matter how many times they do it and no matter how may different types of exercises they try, they just don’t like exercising and they never will. Oh, they will still take the occasional walk or bike ride or might even chalk up the basketball game they played last week to exercise, but they will never go out of their way to make it something they do on a routine basis. Generally speaking, in my experience with the people I know, the ones that fall into this last category are usually the ones that don’t need to exercise anyway.
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Of course, the ones that fall into the third group are also the ones that don’t watch what they eat or they make a habit of eating chocolate morning, noon and night. And anyone who uses the line that it will catch up with them eventually, I say, “Hogwash!” Sure it does catch up to some, but there will still be some that can eat bad all the time, never exercise and still never gain a pound. To those people I say, “you suck!” And be very, very thankful.

I like to think I fall in the second category but I aspire to reach that top tier. There have been times when I have been the junkie that loved to bike ride every day of the week but then something happens and you fall off the wagon. Guess it’s time for me to pull my bike shorts back on and get riding. Junkie status, here I come…..

5 responses

  1. sweetopiagirl

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

    January 19, 2012 at 10:53 pm

  2. I definitely fall in the 3rd category – I’ve got 4 dogs and walking them each day is about as much exercise as I want to do!

    I thought about going to a gym or buying a cross trainer to lose a bit of fat from round my belly but that seems too much like hard work.. Going to try something gentler, like Tai chi, instead.

    January 20, 2012 at 3:26 am

    • Let me know how the Tai Chi works out….I wish they had a kickboxing class locally. I’d definitely take that!

      January 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm

  3. I’m a mix between group one and two… I’ve been running for ten or eleven years and I’m definitely type two for that. I started cycling this past summer to try my hand at triathlons because it sounded neat, I’m definitely in group one with cycling – I even set up a trainer in my office so I won’t lose anything over the winter. As far as the people that can eat anything, I used to be one but not any more. In fact, that’s why I started running. I belong to a running club to keep me motivated. Good luck.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    • Thanks for the well wishes Jim, I’m going to need them. I love cycling and hiking and bowling and walking and swimming. But I confess, I hate the running part so my hats off to you for keeping it up!

      January 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

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