I–and I know several others–recently was contacted by MTV looking for people in the 16- to 28-yr. old age range who could be considered addicted to exercise for an upcoming reality show. Well, first of all, I’m out of touch with that age group. Secondly, even if I knew someone who fit that category, I don’t think I could throw them to the lions for a reality show.
Anyhow–if they were doing such a show for the 40-something crowd (so appealing, right?) they might contact me. I am recognizing that I am just an angry, unhappy person without exercise. I haven’t been able to work out the last two days (I’m traveling and the stars have not aligned) and let me tell you, it’s not pretty. It’s bad enough that I can’t run, but not to have the chance to do anything has been pretty ugly. I clearly need my endorphin fix.
Now, if I were running and I had missed two days of running, maybe things would be different. But since I can’t run, I already feel fat and out of shape. So when I can’t do any exercise for a couple of days, I start to feel like a caged animal. I’m short-tempered, antsy, and ready to explode.
Is that the sign of an exercise addict? I don’t know. All I do know is that I need my fix. I’m off to the pool right now!