I appreciate everyone’s caring advice.
I WISH I could find exercise relaxing, but I don’t.
I’ve been a member of a gym for three years now, and I’ve been fairly faithful about going 2-3 times/week (although I confess I haven’t been in a month now–just can’t do it anymore).
It really just adds more stress. I have to get dressed, go workout, then come home, shower, change. I HAVE to shower, because I am usually dripping wet after a workout.
And it hurts. My knee and foot are sometimes so stiff that I can’t even put weight on it.
I do elliptical (the only aerobic exercse other than swimming that my doctors have OKed, due to my knee joint–biking and walking out O-U-T out) and light weights. A little stretching, but not much. So it’s not like I’m doing a triathelon here!
But this “relaxing” exercise ends up adding about an hour and a half to my already busy evening. By the time I finish it, it’s time for dinner, and then I’ve had no time at all to “relax.”
As for swimming, forget it. I can’t SEE without my glasses, and I do not find it relaxing to be unable to see.
I’m sorry, pals, but exercise it not relaxing or pleasant for me. I think I’ll do better to consider exercise a “trial” that I must do to remain alive rather than trying to pretend that I enjoy it. I really, really hate it. Sorry. Sorry.
By the way, everyone, I don’t drink alcohol at all. If I did, I would be on skid row within a month. No one in my family drinks, except for two people, and they were alcoholics and ended up dead of alcohol-related diseases. Sorry. It’s just not a wise decision for me to start drinking alcohol. (If you’ve seen some of my other posts in other threads, you’ll know that Cat is the Carrie Nation of CAF!