Monday, April 30, 2007

Don’t Exercise...Play!

The other day I was killing some time by reading intuitive eating blogs when I stumbled upon a post on The blogger posted that she had hula hooped for exercise. What a great idea! I used to love hula hooping, but I never thought about doing it for exercise because I always thought of it as something children do. Then I thought back to all the things I used to do when I was a kid. I used to love jump roping, swinging, riding my bike, etc. I don’t do any of those things anymore. Why?

At some point I grew up and forgot about playing. That’s when that ugly word, exercise, entered my life. I would join a gym and start using the stairmaster or the treadmill. I would go for a couple months at most before I just couldn’t take it anymore. Sometimes I would only go a few times before quitting.

I hate exercise. But I don’t hate playing. I loved to play as a kid. Whenever anyone asked, I would always say that my favorite part of school was recess. I have decided that I am never going to make myself exercise again. I’m going to start playing again instead. Weeee!


~C~ said...

I have been thinking about that hula hooping too. My DF and I are taking dance classes, which is fun, though we are horrible at it. But we have to do what we enjoyor we won't do it at all. So, go on and play!

Anonymous said...

What a great post!

I recently re-discovered bike riding... oh what fun! I even scream 'wheeeeeee!!!!' whenever I go down hills :o)

Enjoy your playing!


Tree Lover said...

I don't think there is much of a chance I am going to get my DH to go to dance classes. The thought of it makes me giggle, though.

I'm really excited about riding a bike again. I haven't owned a bike in at least ten years. I'm on the lookout for a couple of used bikes.

Anonymous said...

I was inspired by this and LisaJanes post. On the weekend we fed the ducks in a park and it was so quiet, I played on all the swings with my 4 years old, I slid down the slide (that was a nice snug fit for my butt LOL) and had a ball - loved I have to Lisa Jane.... I thought about you both as my husband shook his head at me and my daughter laughed and enjoyed the time we had together...before a family turned up and I returned to my normal conservative self sitting on a bench observing