When We Stop Working Out And Start Getting Real

After the ‘video’ (January 2014), I was going to the gym at least 5 days a week, sometimes twice a day. I enjoyed it. Since I wasn’t working, it was a good way to pass the time. I’ve met a lot of new faces and kept my weight down but, I didn’t feel so complete. By May 2014, I was still out of work and have yet to find anything to do other than workout. Going to the gym was my release for all my stress. When you’re out of work for so long, you start thinking that everything is wrong with your resume, your name, the way you look – I can run down a list.

Then in June of 2014, I got a job. I was so relieved and excited. But, going to the gym began to feel like a second job. Many of us just simply stop working out because we can’t find the time. Once I added work into my schedule, when I finally got to the gym, I couldn’t wait to go home and sleep. I had no meal prep in place so I would skip meals. I was defiantly going down hill fast. Plus, I was still unhappy. Something had to go and by October of 2014, I stopped going to the gym.

This doesn’t mean I’ve stopped working out, I just stopped going to the gym. Also, my budget would not be able to hold on to the membership anymore. Social Media has become my trainer. I gather moves and inspiration from things I’ve researched or seen on different FaceBook, Instagram and Pinterest pages. Lets face it, not all of us can afford the gym or it’s impossible to make it to certain classes, but I can do 20 or 30 mins. at home. No problem.  With todays technology, we have the answers sitting right in front of us (for the most part) we just have to apply some actual work.

The gym did teach me some things:

  • Missing a day is not a big deal
  • Your results are based on your commitment
  • Everybody carries fat differently, so stop the blame game
  • We all have something that needs improvement
  • Time waits for no one

I don’t have a final destination in my journey; I’m just leaning how to do things I never believed I could do before.

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