Exercise as an act of rebellion!

Sometimes I do it because its all about me. Me! Me ! Me!
It’s time by myself. It’s time not looking after someone else, not thinking about someone else. I’m doing it for me because I want to be fit, strong and slim.
It feels rebellious to do something so selfish. That makes me feel like a teenager. (I don’t exercise near a mirror!)
Rant over.

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About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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6 Responses to Exercise as an act of rebellion!

  1. pwhent says:

    I don’t think there is anything to rant about here Julie – most your reasons for running are much the same as mine and I suspect the same as many peoples’. I can especially relate to the “time to myself” bit.

    • mawil1 says:

      Thanks for empathising! I was feeling a bit grumpy last night but had a sense of smug satisfaction after 20 minutes on the rower!

      • So much better in so many ways than the drug companies idea of a solution for low mood and it reduces their hold on society – a win win and makes you better able to mend and maintain yourself.

      • mawil1 says:

        Thanks for your comment and also for reblogging my post. I agree that one of the effects of running (that I hadn’t anticipated) has been an emotional ‘robustness’ I’m calmer and less sensitive. That’s not just better for me but for those around me !

  2. I don’t think it should matter what your motives are if it is positive for you – & no harm to others being healthier with all those benefits as well – must be a good thing!

  3. Reblogged this on fatness to fitness, our journey and commented:
    Just d the exercise- we won’t question Your motives.

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