I have not exercised on a regular for many years – possibly as much as 14-16 years. The migraines started somewhere around the age of 40, but may not have affected me to the extent that I stopped exercising, until I was closer to 42. I do not remember exactly. I was in great condition at 40, working out, cycling, and taking a yoga class several times a week. That said, I have had issues with continued motivation with exercise throughout my life. Some event would derail me for years at a time and then I would get back to it. Migraines dominated my life for these years and the times I tried to exercise it either gave me a headache, or made the migraines worse. The migraines are less frequent now, though I have developed other TMS issues to augment the remaining headaches; still, I have not been able to muster the mental or physical energy to resume a regular exercise program. I am in terrible physical condition now and it will be a long road back. I have very little muscle tone left and am 50 pounds, maybe more, overweight. I live in the mountains and I occasionally go out and walk the dog which is good exercise for me, but I don’t do it consistently and each time I am clear with my husband that I am not making a commitment to do it on a regular basis. I think I am reluctant to begin again because I assume I will fail, not follow through with it which means my character is flawed because I cannot commit to it and follow through. If I do not commit, I will not fail.