Hello again, awesome readers!
So, this happened. I went back to the gym last week. And by last week, I mean Tuesday. To get you up to speed, exercise has always played a big role in my life. It’s what fixes me when I feel broken. It’s what helps put me back on track when the legs under my intentions start running in random directions. Don’t judge me. We all have erratic days, and training has always been my demi-god.
When I heard that gyms had re-opened, I put on my running shoes, grabbed a towel and mask (because this is the Year of the Mask in Global Astrology), and headed off to the gym with a sense of HURRAY! in my spirit and extra spring in my step. Finally! A small sense of normal.
The next day I found out that gyms were closing again. *Damn*
So here I am, back to exercising in my basement. The vibe isn’t the same and I don’t have the big, fancy equipment. But I do have a bench and a few weights and the human-sized mirror that my someone surprised me with for dance practice.
In an attempt to put a positive spin on working out at home, I’ve come up with an extensive list of pros that you can’t get from working out at an actual gym:
- You can listen to your fave podcast while you work out.
Yes, I know that you can do the same with earbuds, but they always get in the way or fall out. At home you can use a speaker and comfortably exercise your body while expanding your mind, killing two stones with one bird. (Please be kind to animals.)
2. Yeah, that’s all I got.
There’s no doubt. It is more inspiring to work out at a gym. But we do what we can to stay motivated. The important thing is that we keep moving.
PS. If you have any workout hacks for staying motivated, do share! I may need one by tomorrow.
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Laurie Stone says
Funny! Haven’t been to a gym in ages, but understand the appeal. Hope you get back to your neighborhood one soon.
Mona Andrei says
Thanks, Laurie! It looks like it may be a while but better to be safe than catch Covid 🙂
I couldn’t agree more!
Working out has always been my great leveler. It smooths out life’s rough patches. When I work out, I think and plan. Get my greatest ideas. And simply feel good about me.
Of course, my workouts have morphed over the years. From high-impact aerobics through running through swimming through walking through biking.
Now they consist of whatever doesn’t hurt at the moment.
Here’s to the next stage!!
Mona Andrei says
Diane, I’m so with you! Some of my best ideas come to me while I’m working out. Virtual high fives!