Don't you find that once you start exercising regularly, you feel so great that you WANT to do it? I have exercised all of my adult life -- even when I was obese -- because it perked me up and gave me energy. It's such a habit now that I feel somewhat bereft on my rest days.
wife2abadge, My knee-jerk reaction to your question was an emphatic NO!! I have never been one to exercise--I felt humiliated in gym as a kid (not a fat kid, just didn't like competing and running around). I did walk everywhere as a teen, but not to exercise. I cannot stand health clubs.
However, when I committed to this way of eating, I acknowledged that I SHOULD do some exercise every day. I was very obese, and in terrible pain in my leg joints. I felt like I should move to make them more flexible and stronger in some way. I FORCED myself to do at least 10 minutes a day of step exercises on the Wii Fit. I did not ever feel "great" after exercising--I was doing it as a survival mechanism. Some days I had to literally drag my feet through the minimum 10 minutes, sarcasm dripping in every step.
It wasn't until I had lost nearly all of the weight I had to lose that I began to see what you are saying about exercise. I now like to exercise, and get in at least 20 minutes a day. I do not usually work up a sweat, and I don't leave the house to do it. I am no athlete, and I still would not say that I LOVE it or look forward to it, but I do it every day--it is now part of my life. First I was doing it to help me move--then I was doing it to help me lose weight--now I am doing it to firm up the stuff that's left after 95 pounds are gone--and now I do like it, and need to do it every day!
So, take heart, Mary--we will help YOU care about doing exercise on a daily basis! You will see great rewards!