As you may be aware, at the moment I'm having a hard battle with myself regarding working out too much and trying to take a more moderate and sustainable approach to my exercise.
My previous topic entitled "Having Trouble Getting My Head Round This" should further explain the problems I've been having.
Anyway, over the weekend just passed I've been beating myself up because for some reason part of me wanted to re-join the gym after 18 months or so of working out at home.
The gym, for me, was probably what started me on the road to exercise addiction so you may well be wondering what in the world possessed me to to even consider re-joining.
Basically, it's because I have a couple of injuries at the moment as a result of over-exercising here at home, and I thought if I could re-join the gym at least I'd have access to things like the elliptical machine, stationery bikes and rowers - all good cardio but with little or no impact, thus allowing me to exercise through injury. Stupid or what?!
I telephoned three gyms (two of which I've been a member of in previous years), and almost went down to see the membership department of one of them just yesterday afternoon.
BUT - then I realised how stupid this would be - I'd be working out at home AND then dragging myself off to the gym later in the day, which of course is just a recipe for total disaster for someone like me.
SO - I'm pleased to report that the idea of re-joining a gym is now out of the question, totally.
I'm more than happy working out at home with my DVDs, weights, yoga mat - and when my injuries are better, running outside again.
My poor husband has been put through the mill these past few days - I keep asking him to help me make a decision, but no matter what he says he can't say the right thing! And of course, it's not his fault, it's mine.
Anyway, I know I've made the right decision - my main problem is still allowing my body rest time, both to recover from my workouts and also because of injury.
I have contacted my medical team (as per my previous post) and am awaiting to hear back from them with an appointment.
In the meantime, I shall try my damndest to scale back my workouts - I have only got one body and it's got to last me a lifetime!
Thanks for reading - it helps to get all these thoughts down on virtual paper!
Edited by: WAYCAT at: 4/17/2013 (02:14)
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