Exercising avoidance…


My cell phone just rang.

The caller ID said “Curves.”

I’ve not been there in more than 2 1/2 months.

I didn’t answer the phone.

I am a weenie.

I’m a weenie who needs to go back to Curves, but a weenie nonetheless.

Ed just asked me about going back to Curves last night. In the supportive way, not in the “you’ve-gained-weight-and-need-to-work-out” way. If he’d asked in the latter way, he’d be dead now. In case you were wondering. 😉

This morning, as he was walking me to my car before work, he mentioned that maybe he could take me by there tomorrow. (Sometimes his taking me and then walking the dogs while I work out helps.)

I rolled up the window and refused to talk to him. Then I rolled the window back down and kissed him goodbye again.

I know I need to go back. And I rather WANT to go back.

So why am I avoiding it?

14 thoughts on “Exercising avoidance…

  1. Susan

    I have a problem with cutting out the goodies and not exercising. I call it falling off the wagon. I emotional eat (oreos, homemade ice cream, chips, etc.) and when my back hurts I don’t exercise. I’m not sure why we avoid things that are good for us. Maybe we like being bad? I start working out and I feel great. Then one day I don’t work out, for whatever reason, and then it snow balls. I’ve been a member of WW since Sept. and I’m still around the weight I started. Thank you for your comment. I also have an IF blog: http://itiswritteninthestars.blogspot.com/ I’m just getting it started.

    “Falling off the wagon” is a good way of putting it.

    I have that precise problem; if I don’t do it consistently (in my case three days a week), I’m toast. And I did work out, more or less consistently, for about 10 months. After that, not so much.

    Hopefully, we can both get back on our “wagons.” Weight Watchers is a GREAT program.

  2. Heather J.

    Oh, this is TOO familiar! I’ve avoided a few calls from Curves – and avoided my husband’s encouraging comments to go back – over the past few months. I haven’t been to Curves since mid-December … 😦

    Maybe we’ll both go back soon… 🙂

  3. Mrs. F

    Wow. That is my goal weight.

    I joined a gym yesterday. It was time.

    You should go. Just do it.


    Thanks for the encouragement. I didn’t make it today. Maybe Monday. 🙂

  4. Secret Agent Mama

    I only wish to weight 140! I would love to join a gym, but I don’t have any childcare. Soon our local park will be employing a “day care” for gym members. That can’t happen soon enough, IMO.

    Don’t sweat it (no pun intended), just get back up on that horse. I’m there. Come join me…I’m trying!

    The childcare thing is tough. 😦 Hopefully the “day care” will be a good solution… for a variety of what “ails” you. 🙂

    I’m going to try to get to the gym on Monday. Thank you for the encouragement. 🙂

  5. Kelley

    You’re definitely not a weenie – I’d NEVER stand on the scale, take a picture, and then post it online! Of course, I weigh way more than you do, and I avoid the exercise room that is in my own basement. 😉


    It’s amazing how easily we can imagine to avoid the things that are good for us… Thank you for the kind comment.

  6. Sarah

    Maybe you should avoid it. Seriously. Maybe Curves is no longer the right workout for you. Or maybe it isn’t the right place (you have had a couple of negative experiences). If you like something, you tend to look forward to it. There’s nothing wrong with trying something else if that is the solution to the problem.

    I think my aversion is more to the time away from home thing. And the actual exercise. I don’t like the actual exercise… but I like Curves WAY better than anything else I’ve done. And I do need to find my sports bra — again. Or I can just buy another one from Walgreens. Believe it or not, that’s where I got the one I bought after “the incident.” 🙂

    I’ll consider whether Curves is the right workout for me. But, unless I can find something else I like better (and will DO), I’m just going to have to suck it up and do it. I need to exercise. Darn it all… But thanks for bringing up the possibility that it’s just not RIGHT for me. I hadn’t thought of that.

  7. Queenie

    I think it’s so funny that Curves called you.

    The hardest part is just starting. Once you go again, you’ll be right back in the groove. Good luck!

    Thanks so much, Queenie. 🙂 I know just starting will be the worst of it… sigh…

  8. Trish

    I love your honesty! 🙂 I work out at our local YMCA, but recently getting there has been the most difficult thing. I’ve even run outside in the 90+ degree heat once to avoid going. Maybe go walk the dogs with your husband? Sometimes working out with someone else helps motivate me (operative word being *sometimes*).

    Thanks, Trish. 🙂 O.k., running outside in 90+ degree heat to avoid exercising is crazy-making. But I understand.

  9. Laura

    Because working out is very annoying! Or at least getting over that hump between it being exhausting and invigorating.

    BTW: If it helps you feel any better, I dream of weighing 140 again. 35lbs to loose! Perhaps we could be workout buddies?

    Laura, I think “annoying” is the least of it. 🙂 You’re right: getting over the “hump” is no fun.

    We should be workout buddies… but then I’d actually have to work out. Ugh… 😉

  10. Lisa's Chaos

    Can you keep a secret? We haven’t been to Snap Fitness in over a month either. 😦 We need to go, I never feel I have the energy. 😦

    I won’t tell.

    The sad thing is that we’d GET the energy from exercising regularly, but it’s hard to convince ourselves of that, isn’t it?

  11. Kim

    I wish I was that weight! I have about 25lbs to go and really wish I could figure out how to stay motivated. If you figure it out, please pass it my way! nclm

    If I come up with something, I’ll surely pass it on. Thanks for the encouragement.

  12. cardiogirl

    I love that you are avoiding calls from Curves. It just tickles my funny bone. Like Curves is a boyfriend who just won’t get the message.

    “Step off, Curves. I just don’t like you *that* way. Goodbye.”

    Oh that’s funny. Heh… thanks for the giggle. 🙂

  13. Beth - total mom haircut

    It really is hard to motivate to do it. Of course, it always feels good once you get there and put some time in, at least for me anyway. Go for it, but only if you want to. And honestly, if you don’t want to, then just cancel your membership so that you don’t have to pay for it and be done with it.

    Hi, Beth. I still haven’t been back. But I will do it. I think I owe it another shot, and if I don’t stay on the wagon, I will cancel. Good advice. 🙂


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