Anyone enthusiastic about the gym

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years ago

    I have joined a gym, but i keep putting of going,,,,,, anyone else like me......

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      Scott.Lifeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        oop, changing my mind again.  You can tell i am female can't you..... swayed this way and that

    2. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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 ...smile

    3. Daniel Carter profile image74
      Daniel Carterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    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.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      can relate

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    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    OOO OOO ME ME I am like that! I say I need to do this and that and go to the gym and play the Wii fit....and I don't do it lol it's human nature

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      wee fit is brill when you get into a rutine doing it..... it's just getting into the rutine isn't it.... maybe we should all turn over a new leaf on the exercising front;;;;

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        Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Okay you start! lmao

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          \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          i have given up already, been given a cop out.... we are writers

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            Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            lmao yep I agree our exercise is for our minds and our typing skills And wrist exercises for when we write with pens. lol

      2. Shadesbreath profile image82
        Shadesbreathposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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.

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          Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          LMAO oh I have missed reading your posts Shadesbreath how ya been dude?

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            Shadesbreathposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            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.

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          \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          we are already beautiful. is this the cop out i am looking for. no more gym for me

  4. carolegalassi profile image64
    carolegalassiposted 9 years ago

    I don't go to the gym.  I would if I had time and I went with someone else.  It's better with a fiend, you can hold each other accountable.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      exactly, blame them if you don't get there

  5. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    I've found that a schedule a music helps. I make my work out playlist for the week and I can't wait to listen to it that I just happen to be at the gym while doing so smile

  6. Ellen_C profile image75
    Ellen_Cposted 9 years ago

    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.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      we all need to take a page out of your book

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    Jane@CMposted 9 years ago

    I use to be enthusiastic when I lifted weights, but now I can't do weights anymore. I really liked lifting - the gratification was great.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      did you have an injury????

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    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    I have a treadmill out on the patio so I enjoy the natural setting, then I go jump in the pool. big_smile

    I would do the same as you, Brenda, join and not go. I think they're great if you enjoy being around people while working out.
    I don't. I want to get it done and get on with the day.

    good luck maybe find a good friend or gal pal at the gym.

  9. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 9 years ago

    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.

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      mikey9923posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      yeah i agree!! its nasty>> did you try wearing gloves.

      1. Flightkeeper profile image70
        Flightkeeperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think gloves are sufficient, I would want a...body glove!

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          mikey9923posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          LOL! agreed ...well the next best thing would be to get a tread mill at home and some weights..thats what i do . i use to be a trainer and some people are just a bit unsanitary

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          \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          in the nursing where i work there is everything, you could catch every day, could not be worse at a gym than it is there...

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            Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            HEALTH HUB HEALTH HUB! I say post a hub about all of that Brenda that would be a good hub

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              \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this
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      Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Now THERE is a creepy thought. Have you written a hub on this so you can warn everyone?

      1. Flightkeeper profile image70
        Flightkeeperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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.

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          Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I would psot a hub anyways that would be good information to have out there just in case it starts up again

          1. Flightkeeper profile image70
            Flightkeeperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            It's certainly worth doing and will definitely do some research.  Thanks!

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              Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Anytime. let me know when yu get it done so I can read it

  10. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 9 years ago

    Great post...so advise anyone to take the time to seek a guided regime for your goals... so pays off easily.. smile

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      i always know how to find certain people ha ha

      1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
        I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You are the best at seeking what you want... lol

        btw ~ how was your swim... smile

        1. mandybeau1 profile image59
          mandybeau1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          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....

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    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    Yep I think so...any knowledge is good knowledge whatever the topic may be. I say go for it Brenda

    1. Flightkeeper profile image70
      Flightkeeperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Oop sorry I thought it was for me!  Thank goodness.

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        Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        nope that goes for you too FlightKeeper like I said any knowledge on any topic is a good thing and should get posted.

  12. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 9 years ago

    Love the gym...it's my form of sanity...go to it at least three times a week for at least 2 hours.  However, hubbing is cutting into this time slot... lol  smile

  13. Maddie Ruud profile image77
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    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.

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      wordscribe41posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Glad it's not just me.  I had to quit going, couldn't keep it in check.  Now, I'm in limbo trying to decide how to manage it...

      1. Shadesbreath profile image82
        Shadesbreathposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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.

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          Leta Sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          lol  Shades, you are so....sarcastic, yeah.  That's the word.

          I know!  Get the right '9-5' and you won't have to worry about compulsions of any sort.  You'll have one right there...all built in for ya.

  14. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    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.

  15. sandwichmom profile image59
    sandwichmomposted 9 years ago

    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

  16. katie51566 profile image59
    katie51566posted 9 years ago

    I hate the gym before I go, when I get there, and while I am (hopefully)sweating my big a** off, but I love it after I'm done. I love that sore feeling the next day and the feeling of accomplishment!

  17. wesleycox profile image83
    wesleycoxposted 9 years ago

    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.

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    all about healthposted 7 years ago

    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

  19. Bronson_Hub profile image60
    Bronson_Hubposted 7 years ago

    Gym? Yes? No?  Perhaps we might ask if you want to start exercising,  anytime, anywhere, here, now?  Floor is right there, can do 1 push-up right now and get the hard part over with.  The hard part being... starting smile

 
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