I recently joined the local gym.
It has been a really great thing for me.
I have never been able to follow through with a gym membership in the past. Workout programs were not anything I enjoyed. It was like work and I’d gradually get tired of making the effort. Taking time out of my day to spend it at a health and fitness center was low on my list of priorities. I work hard at my job. I put in long hours and am exhausted at the end of the day. I used to claim that I didn’t have the time or the energy to workout. Whenever I wasn’t at work, I was focused on relaxing. However, I had a lot of complaints with aches, pains and stiffness. I suffered from tension headaches and insomnia. I dealt with carpal tunnels syndrome and tennis elbow. I finally spoke to my doctor about all of these fairly minor issues and he suggested working out. He said that getting more active would most likely fix them. He recommended that I sign up for a group fitness class because I’d have the benefit of a trained professional guiding it. Plus, the structured time would hold me accountable. The only class at the local gym that I was halfway interested in was scheduled super early in the morning. I needed to attend the class before work, use the locker room to shower and dress and then drive to the office. I figured I’d hate it but gave it a try. Turns out it was the best thing I could have done. I loved the class. I really felt wide awake and in a good mood afterward. I was more productive at work. I now stop at the gym everyday before work. Sometimes I take a class. Sometimes I lift weights or just run on the treadmill. I no longer have any of the health problems that were plaguing me before.