This is one of my very favorite Christmas ornaments. We bought it in Leavenworth, WA on my Honeymoon in December 2006. I do not normally purchase figurines in the shape of a dancing cow, but in this case I was willing to make an except. I just love her!
I wish that someone would take this same idea and apply it to exercise. Can you imagine little Christmas ornaments with female figurines of all shapes and sizes trying to exercise. Above her head she would be holding a sign that said, "Exercise Like Nobody is Watching". Can you picture it? I can. Personally, I think it's a great idea.
This reason I would buy an ornament like the one I just described, is because I could relate to that female figurine trying to exercise. I have always felt silly exercising in front of other people. My insecurities probably comes from my perfectionist personality. And from a knowledge that I possess absolutely zero athletic ability.
Whenever I go into the gym I never know how to use the machines. Then when I finally work up enough courage to try a machine I look and feel so uncoordinated and out of place. For this reason I have tried exercising at home. I put an exercise video on at home I make Jon leave the room. I do not want him around while I am making a fool of myself, trying to shred with Jillian. Does anyone else feel this way?
The one and only exercise that has never made me feel like a fool is running. You see when I run it is just me and the road in front of me, no one else. There are not any fancy machines that I have to learn to use, other then my iPod. I bring my iPod to help block out the world around me for a short mile or two. Surprisingly, on the road I do not even care about what others think, which is a freeing feeling.
I believe that running is the perfect exercise for me. To be honest though, I have not been exercising much all summer. I really want to get back into a normal exercise routine, that will most likely involve running! More details about my struggle to exercise to come.
What is your perfect exercise routine? If you have found one, do not worry. Try new exercises until you find the perfect routine for you.