I Joined A Gym

I know what you’re thinking.  After the whole CrossFit failure, you’re probably wondering why I joined a gym.  Well, I am too because I hate to work out.  Sweating to the oldies felt more fun so how the heck I got talked into this is a miracle.  I’m not making any promises.  I have a free trial month and let’s see how much I go.  I know other people get an endorphin high from working out, but I’ve never found that to be true for me.  Maybe it’s because I haven’t found the right exercise routine or place.  I got talked into this by a friend who’s also 50ish and even though we’ve walked a few times over the summer, she wants to lose weight.  And who doesn’t want to lose weight?  So we figured we’d do it together.  Now let’s see if we stick with the plan or we end up stopping at Starbucks for a latte on the way to the gym one day and break the promise we just made.  I could see that happening too.

How do you stay motivated to go to the gym?  I could think of a hundred different things I’d rather do instead of working out.  I’m average weight, but I could tone up.  Self-discipline is tough for me so I’m hoping my new workout partner will have enough for us both until I start to see a difference in my body or grow to like exercise.  Otherwise, this will be a short month.

I’ll keep you posted…

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10 Responses to I Joined A Gym

  1. Joined a gym once and only used the jacuzzi and the steam room 🧖‍♀️ oh and I swam in the pool. I have a cross trainer at home which I get on for 5 minuets before staggering off , short of breath 🤪 Good luck with that Janie 😌

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  2. The V Pub says:

    I buy clothes a size lower to inspire me. Once, I was with an online group and we had a wager on who who lose the most, with the loser having to pose in their birthday suit. That was one wager I’ll never take again. 🙂

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  3. That’s awesome, first use it as something to do, get you out the house keep your mind in something else. I would recommend youtube for routines or google literally “workout routines for woman beginners”. don’t focus too much motivation now or set fitness goals. make it a habit first to go and enjoy it use the routines that you found to be good and remember do not go too easy or you will not see progress. It is still a physical activity and youre there for results too. if you are putting the time and effort to go you want to get something out of it. I would recommend to do a class they offer; maybe once a week or twice but do not consider that “gym time” its good to get the blood going and kinda set little friendly competitions although these are more in you mind rather than flat out issuing challenges to people. I find it that following your set plan works best. SInce your going with a friend encourage each other “one more you can do it” for starters 30-min to an hr is good, thats including all the fun stuff like sauna and stair master. beware do not spend all your time on the elyptical does nothing I dont know why they exist. it takes about 25 days to build it to habit and you will see some results in about 90-100 days if you dedicate the effort even at a beginner level. but over all look at it as something you want to do not something you have to do make it fun. on days you truly dont feel like it then dont, but you will satrt to feel a nudge eventually like shoot i should have gone. have fun

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  4. glitzgal12 says:

    Hang in there! I feel ya! I’m getting ready to head back to that lover called #gym! 😉 We have a love hate relationship.

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  5. Sandy says:

    That’s great! Just a word of advice. Remember to not take it so seriously to the point where you start beating yourself up every time you fall out of routine. Have fun!

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  6. mamakraze says:

    Hi! I have the same problem. Staying motivated is such a struggle. I have found that listening to music helps push me into the gym. Try ‘Rob Bailey and the Hustle Standard’. They have really good gym music. Also reading fitness magazines is a great motivator. Good Luck with everything, you got this!

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