Why is it that I choose not to exercise at these times?
Is it because deep down, I don’t really enjoy exercise? Is it because exercise feels like an “extra” in my day – something that is a bonus and can be done when everything else falls into place? Is it because I see it as some kind of construct of maintaining a conventionally attractive level of fitness and is therefore superficial?
I think it is all of these things. What may be the most compelling rationalization for not exercising, though, stems from the fact that the work that I’m doing each day feels “more important” and therefore more deserving of my time and energy.