Frustrated and Avoiding the GymSubscribe
I have been thinking about this too. I don't go to the gym but I have exercise dvds that I love. For about a week I will get up and doing one 1st thing. It feels great. I feel strong, energized and proud of myself. Then I keep doing it less and less, until I do nothing for a long time and then start again from the beginning. What do we have to do to be like those other people that just make exercise a part of their regular schedules????? I want to be able to 'just do it' without this long internal negotiation with myself where the lazy me always wins.
Hi, Sandra -- I went through a period like this a few years back, when I just avoided the gym, -- I had a lot going on at work, home, etc. I knew it was good for me and I felt good when I went, but I just didn't. I finally decided to find a class I liked and really would stick to -- and that's what got me back on the routine and I am a self-admitted gym junkie right now.
Would you consider checking out a class or even maybe signing up for a workout with a trainer? I found that structure kept me going.
First of all girls, thank you for replying. And Nataly -- you are gorgeous so it gave me a little boost today to get myself off the couch...Olive - I can't tell no photo...I took my kids to the beach in Santa Barbara near where we live and ran around. I live about 25 minutes from the closest gym, but you gave me an idea. I think itis the obligation -- or the structure as you call it -- where you are part of a class or obligated to a trainer. I called a mom who lives down the canyon from me and asked her if she would like to hike with me 3-4 times a week in the morning. We can gab, blow off steam and get in shape together. We are starting next week so I am hoping that my "never wanting to let anyone down" will drag my butt to meet her...of course, lazy wins for me but if I have to meet a friend I know I will go...xo!