To most French ladies a planned workout holds little appeal. For while exerting oneself physically is entirely essential to the healthy mind in a healthy and balanced body, dressing to perspire isn’t the French thing. Partially, it all appears such a joyless effort: reducing two hours out of the priceless day– the travel, changing, learning what to do, waiting to do it, bathing, drying your hair, and so on “And also you have to pay for it!” as my friend Hattie snickers. Basically – it’s odd for a French lady to workout in the American sense – or to be seen jogging in the Luxembourg Gardens.
Do what you wish to do
Odd as well, due to the fact that what French females do, they do out of their very own wishes. You see, we are all, to the core, individualistes invétérées (stubborn mavericks), therefore long as you are doing your own thing, it’s fine.
A few French ladies enjoy sport: tennis and swimming are both enjoyable and also exceptional for you. Bon. We claim amuse-toi bien if your kick is running in the park. It’s only the view of the exercise as required sentence that rubs us badly. It’s the American rule of “no pain, no gain” that we refuse outright.
Go much faster, work harder, sweat a lot more, again … yawn.
A disproportionate quantity of exercise, as some say, might turn out to pack the deck against your weight loss goals. Too much exercise swill give you large-scale cravings just to refuel their bodies. French women recognize any kind of routine you can not keep for life is bound to fail you, just as they know that boredom, not food, is the enemy.
American women seem to have two modes: sitting or spinning. French women prefer the gentler, more regular varieties of all-day movement–” the slow burn” in American terms. And as you might expect, our approach, true to Cartesian principles, demands that you use your mind as you use your body.
French women see exertion as an integral part of the day. I encourage you to look at every-day movement, what you do in street clothes, as essential to your overall wellness, and not to see exertion as something assigned to the gym. It may mean extra steps during your day. Simple…