"I really should start exercising."
"Exercise is good for your health."
"People who exercise feel better and have more stamina."
I can't argue with statements like these. But I have to wonder,
is exercise really a choice? Can you really choose not to exercise? I do not "choose" to exercise, as if it were an option. Since I ride my bike to work, exercise is a
natural part of the day.
I don't look at myself in a mirror and say, "I need to get some exercise." Because I ride my bicycle to work, I don't have to "get in shape." I remain in shape all the time. It is as normal for me as eating or sleeping. There is nothing extra I have to do to achieve physical fitness, only improve on what I already have.
What would be unnatural and abnormal for me is to be unable to climb 10 flights of stairs.
I guess in this topsy-turvey world, being fit is abnormal.