Sometimes customizing is necessary because of an injury or the inability to do, for a short or long period, the kind of exercise you formerly did. When you're used to customizing for fun, doing it under duress won't seem like such an imposition. Either way, experiment until you find activities that make you happy as well as healthy. Choose your exercise using the same criteria you'd apply to choosing a date--that is, attractive to you and able to hold your interest for an hour.
I'm going on a diet.? (Crud, I know)I am going to be cranky.? I am going to be irritable.I am going to be moody and sad and mean.? And, yes, I am going to be hungry.? Please don't feed me, even if I try to bite you.? Please don't tease me, I may hurt you. Please don't try to encourage me, I may growl and snap at you.? Please don't help me, I may blame you for everything aggravating in the known universe.? Please don't be offended by my scowl, I cannot smile.? But most importantly, please keep your distance until this trial is over to prevent any unnecessary casualties.? Thank you for your understanding.?
I looked at him nonplussed. I realized that I have spent so many years being on a diet that the idea that you might actually need calories to survive has been completely wiped out of my consciousness. Have reached point where believe nutritional idea is to eat nothing at all, and that the only reason people eat is because they are so greedy they cannot stop themselves from breaking out and ruining their diets.
Then there was the realisation that I didn't actually feel that much better when I was thin(ner). In fact the 'thin' version felt worse because I lived with hunger clawing at my stomach all the time, and in fear that I was going to get fat again. After years of neuroticism I'd finally understood those who loved me would continue to put up with me fat or thin, and those who didn't ignored me. As a middle-aged woman I was pretty much invisible anyway. To pass unnoticed through an image-obsessed society is surprisingly liberating.