Having said all of that, if you want me to motivate you, or if you have questions, or you want to tell me to shut up (ok, well that one you can just not read my blog because I won't shut up - people of been trying to make that happen for 35+ years!) you can email me or better yet, visit me at GetFitForU.com and Join the Free membership...then I can track your workouts, hound you to get to it, cheer you on and encourage you to keep on doing what your doing!
Exercise is not a bad word, it's not meant to invoke ill feelings of hard work and sweat... but you need to realize you only have one body, if you abuse it, mistreat it or ignore it - like anything else, it will quit on you. If you are not already making time for yourself, I suggest you start. The benefits of exercise far exceed any momentary discomfort. If you can move, you should be. Find something you enjoy, start out slowly, do what you can and push yourself a little further each day. Know your limits but DO NOT be held back by them!
When I think about my dad (RIP 05/29/08) deciding not to make changes, deciding not to eat healthier, deciding not to exercise, it makes me terribly sad. Ultimately, he decided not to live to a ripe old age, spend summer days playing with his grand kids, and enjoying his retirement. (Sorry if that got morbid for you, but it is the reality of the situation!). So, if you look around, and if you see there are people who love you and want to have you live each day to the fullest, I implore you to start moving today. I don't care what you do, if you walk, bike, swim, run, do knee bends watching the news... just start doing something, anything... because at the end of the day, only you can care enough to make it happen.
I'd like to sugar coat it, but that is not how I roll... besides, I'm trying to cut back on sugar!