It's coming up to Christmas . . . which means it's time for Health Kick attempt number 5821.
Or something like that.
There are two vital problems with me going on a health kick.
The first is that I don't particularly enjoy healthy food.
The second is that I don't particularly like exercise.
Having finally managing to quit the gym, I am now faced with the conundrum of finding some sort of exercise I can do that is actually enjoyable. That I actually WANT to do. But which actually WORKS!
I've been giving this a lot of thought.
I like swimming. BUT I don't like getting my hair wet. (And I don't like wearing a swimming cap.)
I like the IDEA of running. But I can't run for more than about five minutes without, you know, WANTING TO DIE. And I don't have the patience to build up to it gradually. AND I feel like I look really stupid when I run. So that's out too . . .
I thought about investing in some sort of dance mat. That could be fun, I thought. However, I don't really like following dance moves. I lose interest quickly. This is also why me and dance style aerobic dvds don't get along, and why there's no point in me trying out dance classes. (Although pole dancing DOES sort of appeal . . .)
The aforementioned gym. Nope. Never ever again.
Investing in a rebounder. Sounds fun but it doesn't really work all that much when you live above someone else and your floors are a bit creaky.
Some sort of team sport. Hmmm. I like the IDEA of that, but I'd probably lose interest early on due to the fact I would undoubtedly suck and sucking in front of other people is not something I would like to do on a regular basis.
(That last sentence could sooo be taken the wrong way. I take it back . . .)
So my exercise of choice is generally some type of Tae-bo style dvd. It feels like it works and it means I can take out my frustration by pretending to aim punches at someone's head. BUT . . . I feel like there must be more fun ways to lose weight.
Like . . . if I had some sort of Gladiator style assault course nearby. THAT could be fun.
Or a circus type workout. I hear these type of workouts are in fact available these days but I doubt I could afford it . . .
Or my favourite game as a kid. Aeroball, which we always used to play at Pontins. Why can I not play that to lose weight? It would be FABULOUS exercise. All I need is to own my own aeroball thingummyjig to play it in. And some other people to play it with.
And then, of course, there is the most enjoyable exercise option ever. Let's say it together . . .
Huh. Chance would be a fine thing. :(
Any other ideas, guys???