Sub Titled: The Only Thing I Would Change About You
Does that sound rude?
In October of 1989 - for a variety of reasons - I started exercising.
I bought a pair of shoes and started walking 5 miles a day.
I got some videos and some 5lb weights and did those a few days a week.
For about 20 years I could say "I've exercised every day since 1989."
I liked being able to say that.
I'm older now.
And I have to take days off now and then.
Just as in my creative life, I have gone through phases, with various combinations of many types.
I had a few short stints with running. The last one because I wanted to run a marathon before I turned 50.
And it was going well - 18 mile walks, 12 mile runs -
But my knees failed me and I stopped training.
That made me sad.
And it's why I have to take days off now.
And I can't take long walks.
Or fast ones.
But I'm still a 5 day a weeker.
On days I hurt exercise makes me feel better.
Exercise is what I do.
If you are an exerciser you can stop here.
Pat yourself on the back.
There is nothing I would change about you.
If you are NOT an exerciser . . .
Guess what I would change about you?
I WANT YOU TO EXERCISE.
Not because I do.
Because you need to.
This isn't a shaming thing.
I'm not shoulding you.
If you exercise regularly your life will get better.
In so many ways.
Those ways may be different for you than they are for her or him.
If it helps with your weight that's good.
If it doesn't help with your weight it's still good.
Days are getting prettier.
Do me a favor and get outside and walk.
We're going to talk more about this.
In the meantime . . .
Will you promise to exercise this week?
How many times?