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As you can all see from this infographic that I made up, many/most of us really hate exercising. At least I do. Always have. So many scars — still, to this day! — from junior high gym class.
But that doesn’t excuse me from basic facts about physiology.
This is not about weight, or body image, or any of things in that particular constellation. This is about a simple truth, which is that we are animals, and animals should move about and use their bodies (if they are able) and that the way most of us live does not naturally include lots of running and jumping.
To find something you don’t hate, you’ll probably have to try a lot of things you do hate. You will try them, and feel awkward and cramped and silly. But eventually, there will be some form of exercise — swimming, or martial arts, or dance, or yoga, or whatever it may be — that feels at least a little less unnatural.
Stick with that. Make it a thing. Make it a non-negotiable thing. You will feel happier, you will feel more comfortable in your own skin, and you will be healthier.