In the post There’s No Excuse I committed to my blog readers that I was going to begin exercising today. I am happy to say that I did exercise for 30 minutes today. Let me tell you though as an adult with ADHD it’s wasn’t easy for me to exercise! The actual exercising itself wasn’t that hard but actually getting myself to exercise was challenging.
I kept things as simple as possible and exercised at home on my Gazelle. Since I didn’t have to leave the house I only had 3 basic things to do to prepare. I had to put on my socks, put on my sneakers and find my iPod. For a person with out ADHD these are simple tasks but for me they aren’t. Since the Sock Monster visits my home often, finding matching (or almost matching) socks can sometimes really throw me off. Luckily I knew that my sneakers were under my desk and that my iPod was buried under the papers on my desk so that wasn’t too hard.
Even with the challenges I faced I was still able to get myself on the Gazelle and exercise. What I am planning to do the rest of the week is to have my socks, sneakers, and iPod ready before I exercise. I’m thinking it would probably be best for me to have them all in one place before I go to bed at night!