I don't like to exercise. I always hated PE (that's physical education for the non-US folks). The main reason I didn't like PE was that I was so bad at sports. How was I expected to learn anything about health and fitness when I was getting pummelled with a ball in dodge ball or struck out in baseball? And don't even get me started about the damage to my self-esteem from being picked last again and again. They say by age 30 you are supposed to be able to get over most of your childhood issues. Well, PE is going to haunt me forever.
Now that I am a grown up I have accepted the fact that I do need to exercise occasionally. I have tried different methods...running (I'm flat footed), biking (I'm afraid of traffic), sit-ups (they hurt my back and I don't see any results), aerobics (I lose interest). The only thing that I can do with any regularity is walking. I walk to the end of my road and back. There are ups and downs and flat parts. I can watch the clouds and pick rocks off the road, wave at the neighbors, and watch the wildlife. I've seen tarantulas, bats, lizards, gila monsters and bunnies. Sometimes the neighbor dog goes with me. When I reach the end of the road I am tired but I am forced to walk back. There is no way to cheat unless I catch a ride back.
Lately though, by the time I get home from work it is too dark to go for my walk. I can feel the pains in my back starting to return. Sitting in front of a computer all day is definitely not good for my health. Once again I'm going to have to do my RV March. That's when I march around my RV and my cat tries not to get stepped on. I turn on the TV and march in place, then walk around the living room in a circle and then step up and down the 2 steps to the bedroom. I'm sure it looks silly but I have to make do with the space that I have. In a few months it will be lighter in the evening again and I can resume my outdoor walks. Until then I'll do the RV March!