My (84 yo) mother-in-law and I just had a discussion about this this morning. She said to me, “You seem to enjoy exercising, but I don’t. I have to make myself do it because it’s good for me.” Exercise is definitely a discipline, and unless you are fortunate enough to be a professional athlete that is paid big bucks to do it, it’s not always easy. I tell people to find some form that they actually enjoy doing: whether it’s swimming, cycling, karate, or hiking, or group classes – there are so many options. If you like doing it, it will be easier to stick with it. A hobby is something you fit it when you have free time; exercise should be something that is scheduled routinely into the time you have.

Now in regard to writing sometimes being “a pain in the neck” as you put it, my quote of the week comes from Martin Luther: “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” Yet another thing activity that, even though it can be difficult, is worth the effort!