Is it bad that I don't exercise? Advice needed.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
This title is misleading.
I hit the floor at 5:45 am, and besides for sitting during the drive, sitting for 30 minutes at lunch, and sitting for 30 minutes at dinner... I don't really get to sit until about 8:30 pm when my little girl is in her crib sleeping and I've gotten all my stuff done.
No, I don't "exercise", but I move all day. I teach music to kindergarten-5th grade. Typical kindergarten lesson from last week had us all hopping like frogs to the steady beat of the song. Exercise? Yes. Did I track it? Nope. 3rd grade had me running back and forth handing out instruments, passing out songbooks, and dancing. This is an all day thing. I get my toddler from daycare, we get home, play chase around the house, read books, play with toys, I cook dinner, do dishes, on and on and on.
My question is: Should I feel guilty for not going for a run after she is in bed? Should I feel guilty for not putting in my 30 Day Shred DVD and running my body to exhaustion so that I don't want to spend time with my husband at the end of the day?
Because I'm telling you, not exercising this week has been glorious. I feel great. I'm losing weight now that I'm tracking my calories again. I added back in some whole wheat bread and pasta, and I'm feeling sustained and full of energy. My mood has improved.
But I DO feel guilty not doing it. Should I?