RisenPhoenix Posted January 30, 2018 Report Share Posted January 30, 2018 17 hours ago, Segev said: Heh. If 'walking' counted, I'd be in much better shape than I am. I walk a fair distance every day just crossing the facility where I work. Walking does count, but it needs to be walking done in addition to your normal routine. But any amount of walking is always better than none. My job is this weird mix of desk work and not, so while on paper it looks like I'm sedentary, I'm usually moving around a whole bunch or standing for long stretches. 17 hours ago, Segev said: Sadly, no form of exercise leaves me liking how I feel after it's done. .............. I used to like swimming, but unfortunately the nearest pool is a thirty minute drive away So you still like swimming, which is cool - but your issue is the time it would take getting to the activity, not the activity. It really just sounds like you haven't found the activity you just regularly enjoy doing, and that you're looking only at 'classical' exercise venues. That said, you actually HAVE found something, and you just don't want to prioritize the time to engage in it. Assuming three hours of a commute, plus another 3 for the workout itself, adding 6 hours of something into your life isn't that much of a time commitment, barring excessive outside-of-work commitments. Assuming a 55 hour work week, we're left with something like 8 hours a day of 'leisure' time. Yea, commitments happen and that time is needed elsewhere, but you could probably work something out if you gave it a shot. Since you seemingly enjoy swimming, you're a lot more likely to keep going to an activity you like than ones you actively dislike and have to expend significant willpower to perform. Quote RisenPhoenix, the Entish Aikidoka Challenge: RisenPhoenix Turns to Ash "The essence of koryu [...is] you offer your loyalty to something that you choose to regard as greater than yourself so that you will, someday, be able to offer service to something that truly is transcendent." ~ Ellis Amdur, Old School Link to comment
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