I used to put it off until my mom died from a stoke brought on by High blood pressure. Now I carry my happy but down there every day, and actually it make my whole day better and gives me alot of energy. At first it's hard to get into the routine, but after 30 days or so it becomes habit and you really don't think about it. Besides the life you save may be your own.
Great news!!! Not that you need a great reshaping though just a note...my gym is small time if you do simple measure beaut people focused on working out and loads of fun... The proprietor and I are friends... and I have been provided a routine...Have to say the BEST workouts in my life...When I was young only geared for losing fat content...not so wise ...
Not about the gym, per se, because I don't have a membership. I bought all the equipment I need for a great home gym and workout at home because I don't have time for the commute back and forth, the idle, meaningless socializations focused solely on looks, etc.
I workout several times a week. When I don't I go downhill fast emotionally, mentally and physically.
I am enthusiastic about the gym. I enthusiastically have not gone for over a year now. I have not quit yet though, so I still have the option of going again someday. I heard some comedian refer to the monthly fees that people like me continue to pay despite not going as the "fat tax." So, yeah.
Frankly, we are writers. I think it would be more in keeping with the persuasive nature of our craft to turn our rhetorical talents towards convincing skinny people that they look like crap and should eat more. In one fell collective swoop of our pens, we could become beautiful without lifting more than the fingers upon our keyboards.
Hiya Crazdwriter (answers a day later /sigh). I've been good. Had to get a real job so I don't hub as much as I could back when I was a lazy, over-paid salesman in a cushy, 12-year-old and well developed territory. The 9 to 5 cuts into my Hub time. I been squeezing forums in on breaks and weekends here and there. I miss the back and forth with you and the other witty ones too.
It took me a long time to get off the couch and get there, but when I did it was easy and something I anticipate during the day. Don't do the same thing all the time or you will get bored. I joined a rec center and switching activities through the week makes it more interesting. Jog one day, machines the next, swimming on the weekend.
I loved going to the gym...until I found out that you could contract some skin-eating disease, then it totally freaked me out and I haven't gone since. I do want to go though but I'll have to bring some disinfectant kit and wipe everything down whenever I use a machine.
No I haven't. I kind of didn't want anyone to know I was kind of paranoid about stuff like that. The skin-eating disease strikes seem to have tapered off unless people aren't reporting them anymore. Anyway those attacks were limited to a certain area. I haven't heard of them outside of the mid-atlantic area.
Actually Brenda i am way less enthusiastic about the Gym, since this morning when I went, they have this new guy and he puts you through a Program, you are not advised to do your own. It was horrible boring, all weights, not much else. I like the rowing Machines, he said I didn't need that I needed weights. Actually I go for the discipline. Think I may be over it....
I genuinely like going to the gym. I like it so much that I ended up with compulsive over-exercise problems. (Yes, there is such a thing as too much exercise.) But now I'm doing much better, and have an awesome personal trainer who helps me maintain healthy limits.
Start by drinking. The more you drink, the more lethargic you become. Over-eating helps too. With a bit of practice, I assure you this two-pronged approach will have that nasty compulsion whipped. And you're welcome.
Personally I never liked the gym. As a university student part of our tuition went toward the recreation center, and they encouraged us to use it. I tried out the treadmills and some of the other machines, but just never was the same as walking outside. As an adult there is no way I would pay for a gym membership when I can get exercise on my on. Before my back injury I was an avid runner and I used to run deep in the San Bernardino mountains, which was a way for me to commune with nature.
Okay that may sound corny, but in some ways I will always be a mountain girl, and being outdoors is just so much more fun than being in a gym. Even now that I live in the valley since I do not drive I walk a large number of miles each week, so for me there is no need for a gym membership. I have a belly dancing DVD, and I do that when I want a different form of exercise. One thing I enjoy about the Internet is being able to see many exercise videos, which is similar to taking a class in a gym. When my back was better I used to enjoy the taebo program tremendously, but that is a little too much now because of all the bending required.
I go- several times a week- it is a good way to clear my head- also one of my good friends and I get time to catch up on our lives. I know I need to stay active- so I can eat my favorite foods without guilt
I go to the gym all the time. I don't pay a membership either, benefit of being in the Army. Always start a new work out or get fit regiment on a Monday. You will be ten times more likely to be successful. Trust me, as this is my word it is beyond contestation.
go to the gym or don't go to the gym? that seems to be the question, but more important is whether or not your exercise in the gym or at home or outside. As long as you are getting the right form of exercise daily you should be ok. For those people that do not like the gyms there are a lot of great alternatives for home and outside exercises. The key is not to be a couch potato. i hope this helps, and if you already paid you might as well go like my wife did 3 times a year after paying for it upfront. hehe
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