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I’d Rather Be Dancing

January 31, 2012

Recently, I’ve been suffering from guilt. Not getting up early and working out guilt. Not enough HIIT cardio guilt. Guilt about doing exercises that I don’t enjoy all that much…
It’s not that I’m lazy. I love being active. Ask me what I like to do, and I’ll tell you: I love to climb, Zumba, ride my bike, take walks in the sunshine, and lift weights! That is a fair amount of exercise, right? Then why do I not feel like it is good enough?

Zumba

Conventional wisdom. Popularity. Tradition. Societal norms. Things that just weigh me down, when I really want to be free to do what I like. I don’t especially like cardio machines. My mother will be shocked to read that, considering the amount of time that I have spent on them. I like to do real things! I like to play sports, I like to be competitive, I like to get somewhere! Ellipticals have been what I have always done, but it is time for a change. I am not a hamster in a hamster ball. I no longer feel motivated to perform exercises that do not get me excited and make me happy. I rebel against traditional gym-goer cardio fanatics, and all those magazine articles that give workouts for treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes. I’ll be darned if I do, thanks, I’d rather be dancing.

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