Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I've been pondering many things lately. The first being, how much I enjoy the gym, and my gym friends. They are people who I've known for 5-6 years now, and it's nice to know they keep an eye out for you. I love my gym, it's cost effective, it offers everything, it's clean, and I never have to wait for cardio or strength equipment. That being said, I often find myself wondering why some people even bother coming to the gym. Many people spend most of their time chatting on their phone, while barely breaking a sweat, or talking to other people while leaning on equipment they aren't using. Some people never pick up a weight, and spend untold hours on cardio machines. Then there are the guys, who lift more weight than they can comfortably lift with proper form, just to impress someone else in the gym...then they leave all that weight so that the next person wanting to use it, has to put all their plates away....but, of course, everyone has the right to do as they desire with their memberships, and deserve some credit for showing up everyday. These small annoyances are easily overlooked though because there is so much more good than bad. Without this gym, I could never workout the way I need. trying to keep weight loss going without the benefit of the gym is nearly impossible, of course it works for a while, but at some point there is just no way to adequately change and challenge yourself. This journey requires not only good nutrition within a specified calorie range, but it also requires physical activity, both arobic and anorobic in nature. I know this, because I lived it, and had success. I may have slipped up, but I know that I am capable of doing all these things for the rest of my life. It's a little harder now that I'm older, but I'm still making it work, from now into forever.