Getting in Shape is a Pain

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Over the past few months, I’ve gotten in better physical shape, dropped some weight, etc. It’s been good. But, I have to admit that all the monotonous exercise is really a pain. I don’t like it. I don’t want to do it. Now, that it is hot oustide, I’m even less interested, but…

The truth is, I want to be physically fit. I want to look better and I want to feel better. Most importantly, I want to be healthy and I know that the only way to get there is through exercise.

Unfortunately, I find it freaking boring. I know some people actually like it and find it interesting to follow their progress. I wish I did.

I don’t care for health clubs either. There’s something about working out with other people around that creeps me out and I like to act silly when I’m ding aerobic exercise. One way I’ve found to keep myself interested is to run on the treadmill with music and pretend I’m on stage playing. I feel like that at least doing that, there is some practical application.

I remember reading about a rap producer who would make his young wrappers run track while trying to sing rhymes. His theory, and it’s a good one, is that when you are on stage running around, you are going to be out of breath and the only way to ensure you’ll still perform well is to be in good physical condition and be used to singing while straining physically.

I think that is actually a very good idea so I run on the treadmill as if I am playing and try to sing along with songs even though I’m winded. It makes the run much more difficult and it gives me a practical reason to be up there.

Unfortunately, acting like that in a gym, while probably pretty damn funny, would be just a tad embarrassing. Oh, well. I guess I’ll have to stick to acting like a dumbass in the privacy of my home.

I sincerely hope at least someone out there finds this more endearing than bizarre and stupid. If not, than I guess I’m just a dufus. 🙂

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