I don’t know if it’s genetics, a family thing, money, cultural or maybe none of these things that would explain why I never had a passion for exercise. When I was a teenager I used to go to a dance class and at the time I enjoyed it very much, but not enough to keep dance in my life. It seems here in the USA there’s an incentive to practice any sport no matter what the reason whether it be for a place in college sports or to be a very rich and successful player. The difference in Brazil (at least while I was growing up) was that futebol/soccer was the only sport that used to sparkle in the little boys eyes for a better future. I lost the numbers of how many times I signed up for the gym… On the other hand, I can count on my right hand (and I would have fingers left) how many tennis shoes I’ve had in my life. Every time that I exercised in my life I was on crazy diets- what a perfect punishment package!! I used to think why, why do I have to be on a diet and exercise… lol Finally, after many years I stopped to question and accepted that if I want to be healthy and skinny there’s no other option than to have a balanced diet and exercise program. So, for the first time in my life, I am looking forward to buying a tennis shoes without feeling I am wasting money because I know I’ll be wearing them daily.
Beijos e Tchau!