Now, let me tell you a bit about my boyfriend. He is the most athletic guy you will ever meet. He was in his high school volleyball and basketball team. He goes to the gym 6 days a week and never skips a day (he says its like "cheating to yourself", whatever). Plays volleyball on Mondays, basketball on Tuesdays and Thursdays and baseball on Saturdays. He coaches basketball little leagues and is a mayor Yankee fan. I must confess I am a fan too (sorry Red Sox fans but Jeter is HOT). And to top it all he eats somewhat healthy. No fast foods, no sodas and nothing fried (at least that we share in common).
He calls it a “healthy lifestyle”. I couldn’t agree more but the true is that I’m lazy when it comes to exercise. Last conversation about the subject:
----- BF: “Promise me that you are going to jog for at least 4 days a week and in exchange I’ll bring you some donuts.”
(DONUTS? What I am I? A dog? Was that like a treat? Here boy, fetch. Good Boy. Umm I don’t think so. But... I do like those frosty little suckers.)
----- Me: “Ok I’ll do it!”
Talk about motivation, eh? No but seriously we talk about it and we still have some points were we don’t seem to get anywhere but at the end we just agree to disagree. I support him on everything he does and go to almost every game (I want to say every game but they’re too many). We are not the most compatible couple but we make it work.
But this I honestly promise, as soon as I get settle in NYC I will exercise more. After all it is better for anyone’s health*.
* Exercising and health facts:
- Dr. Ken Cooper, of the Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research, added that exercise reduces heart attacks in women by 40 percent and in men by 60 percent. Exercising, even after 60, increases life expectancy.
- The University of Michigan Health System reported that exercising can increase your emotional well-being because you sleep better, feel better and have more emotional and physical stamina (God knows I could use a better night sleep).
- The University of Michigan Health System also reports that exercise can increase your physical health by reducing cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
What about you? Any couch potatoes, when it comes to exercising, out there?