I've always been one to exercise at least a bit. I've always been a walker, mainly because I have a fear of having a heart attack if my heart isn't fit. Why I would have that fear when none of my relatives have died from a heart attack I don't know. Possibly we had that drummed into us when we were school kids or something!!! But I would take a walk for 25 mins 3 or 4 times a week and it obviously wasn't enough to keep me at a desired weight. I have since learnt to exercise better in the time I allocate. An hour is normally about the limit for me. I love the treadmill. I tried one out at bunker bay resort when we stayed there and realised that I could walk so much faster and get the sweat dripping from me and be totally exhausted at the end of the session, whereas when I was just going for the obligatory walk around the firebreak etc, I would puff slightly but rarely sweat. Even with the power walking and weights on my wrists! So I have never thought negatively about exercise. Have jumped in to do aerobics class whenever I could etc. I've always got that rush after a good exercise session. And I suppose my mum has always been a walker so I learnt from her as a kid. I'm hoping my children will follow suit when they are adults. I don't have to worry about my daughter as she is always outside on her bike or roaming around, but my son loves to sit and watch telly or play the playstation. And he tends to get a bit dumpy at times as well. The both play sport and we have the pool for summer but he needs to make a little extra effort at times I think. Might get him on the treadmill for 30 mins a day!!!! But you know what astounds me the most with the kids. The fact that they don't do morning exercises at school. When I was at school we used to do it for 20 mins each morning. Either play a game with running around or do a run around the oval or whatever. If it was wet we wouldn't do it but if the weather was good, which it mainly was, we would be out there doing it. I bought this up with the school a number of times but most teachers don't want to do it. Which I think is silly. We have the government doing all the be active campaigns yet the school's aren't really following through. Anyway that is my whinge for the month!!! And way off track about the question but anyway.