I do not why I don’t go to the gym more often. Working out is the best energy pill ever!
While I am on the elliptical huffing and buffing, I am so tired my legs and heart cannot take one more minute of this, I give myself the 5 more minutes pep talk. Why does that 30min of cardio feel like forever? It makes it even worse when the elliptical facing the TV are in use, and I have to use the ones on the opposite direction, or when the TV’s are playing something stupid like an annoying football game! In few weeks if I keep on going, the 30minutes on the E-trainer will not feel so long. I love the soreness I get after a weight training session, today is lower body day, I may not be able to walk without saying ouch for a couple of day but I will be loving it.
I do not get how people can workout while reading a magazine though?? The most I can multi task while at the gym is working out, listing to my mp3 and watching a TV show, but reading? No way!
Anyways, so yesterday I finally made it to the gym. I am feeling better, just a little cough and the kids are feeling better so I can leave them at the gym daycare. It is like everything is against me losing this weight. When I decide to start being good and working out regularly we all get sick! Sheesh! After gym, the kids and I went shopping, I bought the cutest pair of sandals, then we had dinner at Tim Hortins, came home I tidied my apartment while hubby read the kids some books and got them ready for bed, folded the laundry, put away, and I still had lots of energy to do more, but I opted to reading a book instead (the time traveller’s wife) which I am loving so far! Usually by 5pm I am so out of energy and ready for bed! J
I love my gym, it is close to home, have a great day care and the facilities are nice. But social life at the gym has become none existent over the years. I remember few years ago I spent more time chitchatting than actual exercise at the gym. But now everyone has their headphone on, making them very unapproachable. Everyone just works out and leaves, with a polite hello and a smile here and there.
However, the best time at the gym ever was at college though. We would all decide to go to the gym for little workout, a game of badminton or to just shoot hoop. We had good intention; we wanted to get some exercise during our break! On the gym floor we’ll find a group of our friends sitting playing cards, and it is rude not to join them sa7? That was the time I learned how to play 6arneeb. But it was not all bad; every little while some of us would get up and play badminton or shoot hoops (I suck at both). Thankfully I was going to an outside gym in the morning before classes, otherwise I would have gained a lot of weight; that was my Harvey’s poutine phase! I had Poutine for lunch and when I had late classes I ate it for dinner as well! I drove my friends crazy with my poutine habit. Thankfully that phase was over before I graduated. A sit-down all day office job, and eating 700 calories for lunch, would have made for a very fat Sam!
So as I was saying, working out is awesome; the benefits are countless. It gives us energy. It is great for our hearts. It keeps our bones healthy and prevents loss. It increases our muscle mass so metabolism does not slow down as we age. It keeps us feeling younger, and it is great for our skin. Of the course the biggest plus is that it keeps the flap away, and makes clothes shopping a lot easier. With all those benefits I do not know why anyone would choose not to exercise!