My turn: Making exercise fun easier said than done

Make exercise fun. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

I think I know what people mean when they say that, but I am always a little bit suspicious of it.

I remember my brother had that same philosophy when we were kids. He would come tell me, “Let’s play like we are in the Navy.”

That sounded like fun. He handed me his novelty Navy hat and made sure that I didn’t look like Gilligan when I put it on. It was pretty clear that I was the sailor, and he was the officer.

“OK sailor, swab the deck” he said as he handed me a mop.

What a minute; I thought he was supposed to mop the kitchen floor.

When he showed up with a cowboy hat, and said, ”Come on cowboy, let’s feed the livestock,” that usually meant that I was going to feed and water the dog. He did make the chores we had to do kind of fun.

I have been trying to figure out ways to make exercise stuff fun. It just is not the same doing jumping jacks in a cowboy hat, or push ups in boots and chaps.

I just hope I don’t look like Gilligan.