|Plymouth State tennis team (that's me with the Fischer bag)|
Onto the I hate exercise side: I can always find things that are more appealing. Because, ya know, working out by yourself is BORING! I go to the gym and I go running, but no part of that is appealing. Unless of course there is a tennis court or pool at said gym...but I digress. But the easiest and cheapest way to stay in shape is to go for a run. Living in the city gives me great loops, that are flat or hilly and that I can repeat or not. I generally don't go on routes that I have to repeat because I find myself lured back to my apartment. I haven't been running as much I would like lately, but I'm okay with that because I've been going to the gym. The biggest thing that I find gets in the way is the time I leave myself to go low after. Yes, I plan this in. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't, but if I'm working out in the morning, I need to make sure I have time to come back up before getting back to work. When I go for a run, I have my keys tied into my shoes, my glucose tabs in my sports bra, and if I'm feeling really ambitious I bring my phone so I can listen to music. Having these things with me is much easier at the gym because of the cup holders and shelves on the equipment. And, if I do feel low, I can slow down, take some tabs and not feel as scared that I'm out all by myself. As time goes on and I exercise more and more, the lows and such are more predictable. The one thing I do find difficult though is the lack of predictability in my schedule, therefore my workout schedule can also be hard to figure out. The days that are the hardest are when I'm free after work one night, and in the morning the next day since I know exercise stays in my body for 24 hours. I haven't paid attention to patterns when this happens, but if it happens more regularly, this is something I will need to pay attention to.