Yes, yet another blog I've discovered and this one appears to be based on Beyond Chocolate (although please correct me if I'm wrong, Gemma!). Scales are for fish has a great title, don't you think? Gemma has been on the intuitive eating journey for a couple of months, she says, and her latest post on exercise talks about how our attitude to it can change once we're not doing it for reasons of weight loss or calorie burning (which is pretty futile anyway).
Exercise definitely shouldn't be something you HAVE to do, it should be something you enjoy, and of course, the ladies behind Beyond Chocolate, Sophie Boss and Audrey Boss, like to focus on the idea of movement rather than exercise.
I personally walk for about an hour a day with the dog, and apart from when I'm waiting for her to finish her sniffs or come back from chasing squirrels, we move at a reasonable pace. When the whim takes me, I also go for an early morning swim - though this hasn't been for a while. I'm planning on a swim tomorrow morning though.
I also occasionally jog but I find it's not very good for my joints, and my perception is that exercise should be enjoyable or good for you, and if it's potentially harming your body it's probably best to stay clear. I love jogging for stress relief (it's excellent for when you get tight shoulders as it really burns up adrenaline) but when I do it more regularly, I find my knees suffer.
However, next week I'm meeting up with a personal trainer for a health check - something that has come about through work and I shall reveal all soon.