Whenever I work outside in my gardens and yards I retain water. Whenever I exercise for days in a row I retain water. My fingers are so tight this morning I can hardly close them. I have noticed this many times through the years. I have no idea why this happens. I drink more water than I ever do in the winter and I retain more too. You would think that all of the exercise would be good for me. Instead it bloats me. It makes my back ache. It aggravates my tennis elbow and carpal tunnel. It makes every bone in my body feel like lead.
I hate exercise.
I hate what it does to me.
I would so much rather count calories for weight loss than exercise.
But...because everyone says its good for a person I will exercise today in spite of my great distaste for it. I will get most of my exercise through gardening and yard work because that is a form of exercise I love!
The pain is worth it all when I see the gorgeous flowers in my bed and when the garden is spilling over with the harvest.
I will exercise and I will count calories because I want to be healthy and thinner. But in truth I hate both. There my secret is out!