I hate exercise. I really do. Believe me, I've tried many things and I've found very few that I'd be prepared to do again. In fact, exercise can trigger low mood in me in the worst way; there is something physiological in me programmed to turn on the tears for days after an exercise session; I really can be quite unwell, and it gets worse with time, not better. Exercise is supposed to help with mood, but it has the opposite effect in me. I'm a complete oddity; when the evidence was compiled about the benefits of exercise, it obviously wasn't done with me in mind.
So, committing to 30 days of activity is super-hard for me. Frankly, I'm scared about the effect it will have on the rest of my life, and my ability to function at all. My challenge is to do some form of exercise for at least 30 minutes each day, 60 where possible, and to try at least one new activity a week. I'm probably insane, but if you don't challenge yourself, you'll never know what you can accomplish. I do feel it's important to 'walk the talk'. With my practitioner hat on I encourage people to be active. I hope I'm no hypocrite, so I aim to practice what I preach.
If I'm going to get through this I'll need your help. You can help me in the following ways:
1. Suggesting activities for me to try. No swimming or personal training please; I know I hate those. But I'm open to other suggestions.
2. Trying out activities with me. For some things I'm happy to go solo, but other games, such as badminton, which I'd love to do again, need a partner. Could it be you? You must be prepared to come down to my level, which is somewhere between 'very low indeed' and 'total clutz'.
3. Giving a little to a great cause. I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer, which is still one of the least treatable forms of cancer. I'd like to do my bit to change that, and with your help, I can. Please use the 'Donate' button if you can to help me reach my target.
I'll be blogging and vlogging daily about my activities. You can follow my highs, lows and everything in between on my Facebook page
I hope you enjoy the journey. I'm not sure whether I will, but watch this space!