Pronunciation: \di-ˈspīz\ Function: transitive verb
1 : to look down on with contempt or aversion
2 : to regard as negligible, worthless, or distasteful
— de•spise•ment \-ˈspīz-mənt\ noun
— de•spis•er \-ˈspī-zər\ noun
synonyms DESPISE, CONTEMN, SCORN, DISDAIN mean to regard as unworthy of one's notice or consideration. DESPISE may suggest an emotional response ranging from strong dislike to loathing
Pronunciation: \kən-ˈtem(p)t\ Function: noun
1 a : the act of despising : the state of mind of one who despises : DISDAIN b : lack of respect or reverence for something
2 : the state of being despised
You may wonder why I’m starting my post with definitions. These are words I would use to describe how I feel about exercise. Actually, there is no word in the English language that can adequately describe my distaste for exercise. So you can imagine my surprise when I decided to blow off a meeting tonight to hit the treadmill.
That was the world coming to a halt on its axis. Yup, ladies and gentlemen, I have discovered why we have been in the middle of such an arctic blast. Hell has truly frozen over. I take full responsibility and I must apologize to you all.
Okay, so let me back up just a tiny bit. If you’ve been following me then you are aware that I’ve been going to WW and trying to tame the battle of the bulge. I’ve been doing really well and actually beating the bulge. However, as I approach reaching my goal weight I realize that I will need to go on maintenance. While WW is all about learning a healthy lifestyle and NOT dieting, the fact remains that while actively trying to lose weight you receive fewer points to eat throughout the day (thus a “diet” in my eyes) versus when you are on maintenance. I know I will have some difficulty maintaining my weight and not letting it creep back up. And, I can’t be on a diet forever. So, I’ve decided I need to make peace with exercising.
I’m starting with baby steps ( I wouldn’t want to kill my body from shock after all, its been a long time since its seen any exercise!) but we all need to start somewhere. In the past week I’ve exercised more days than not. While I may never learn to love exercising I think I have the ability to slowly make peace with it.