Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TTT- Healthy Eating or Exercise?

It's that time of the week again - time for Table Topics Tuesday.
Head to Shannon's NutHouse to play along.
is it harder for you to eat healthy or get exercise?

For me, it's harder to fit exercise into my day than to choose healthy foods. It's not that I don't have time to exercise, my issue is the sweat! Stay with me here...

If you're going to exercise and work up a sweat, then you have to shower, change, and do your hair and makeup afterwards - it's all that I have a hard time fitting in. Please don't tell me that you can exercise in your lunch hour - I don't want to hear it! I'm the type that goes extremely red in the face and sweats a lot, especially my head. I'm not fit for human consumption until after a shower, and if I'm going to look at least somewhat well-groomed, I need to do my hair and face. That's just me. I'm not 20, I'm not thin, and I have to try a little to look good! More power to you if you're ready for anything unmade-up with your hair in a ponytail, but I'm not!

On Fridays, I go swimming with a friend of mine for exercise. We meet at the pool first thing after the kids go off to school, and do half an hour of laps (that's 1km for me). Then we shower and change at the pool, slap on some moisturiser and run a comb through our hair. Next we head to the closest shopping centre where we enjoy a coffee together at Gloria Jeans. Sometimes we run into someone we know, even with the red marks from our swimming goggles still on our unmade-up faces. Oh well. After our coffee, I head into the supermarket and do my weekly grocery shopping, then head home to unpack it all (a workout in itself). Then I fix up my hair and face before picking up Josh from school and doing all my usual Friday afternoon taxi-ing (gymnastics, ballet, youth group).

What about you? Is it exercise or food that's your downfall on the quest for health and beauty?


Shannon said...

I hate sweating! And you're right... exercise makes you sweat, which means you have to shower and all that afterward. Eh, who has the time?! ;)

It is definitely harder for me to exercise that eat healthy. I don't have enough hours in my day to get done what needs to be done, let alone carve out an extra hour for exercise! But I know that needs to change... oh, well.

I've got you linked... thanks for playing along!

Shelley said...

I HATE to sweat. That's why I prefer cold weather to the summer. You are right about not having the time. I don't know how all those beautiful people do it. Maybe I'm not managing my time right? Oh well, I still hate to sweat.
happy Tuesday.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Amen, Amen...exercise is NOT just the time doing it, it's the prep before and the after "getting it all back together to face the world" thing!!

Dillypoo said...

Sweating used to be at the top of my list of excuses for not exercising. But once I got to the size where I couldn't see various parts of my body without bending waaaaaay over, I decided to get over it. I'd still rather lie on the couch than work up a sweat, but now that I've been doing it for awhile, I definitely like exercising.

Within reason. My boss bought a treadmill for the office and I was like, "Really? You want us (meaning me) to get all nasty and sweaty at work? With no shower afterwards? I don't think so!"

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