Hello Gym, It’s Me
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
And today, I made it to the gym. A gym that I have been paying for, but have not visited in a long time. I realized this when I couldn’t remember how to check in.
I also noticed the towels they sold were no longer white, but blue.
Hello, it’s me
I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet.
I wasn’t too tired to go (which I usually am), and perhaps this winter break is doing me good by allowing me to catch up on sleep. When I walked in, an employee at the front desk helped me with checking in, and then asked what I would be working on.
I told him I was only going to work on cardio, but not running, and then mentioned my ankle injury from boot camp. He offered to tape me and weigh then go over a plan and do a 20-30 minute workout.
So now, I have a 10 a.m. session and mini-counseling with him. (Granted, he’s going to find out a couple of more service-connected injuries, but why not surprise him?)
Now usually, I would have declined –and if added to the monthly fee, I was definitely going to decline –but since it’s part of my gym membership, why not?
Another reason I said yes is so I can get myself to the gym. I needed another reason, perhaps for accountability, to have someone depend on me to be there.
I don’t like working out with people; I like working out alone, it is my “me” time. It’s when I can move around and ponder over the day instead of pondering it in my bed or on the couch in front of the television.
Mostly, it is what helps me focus a little better, and improve my health. After getting out of the military, I was relieved that I no longer had to worry about staying within weight (my max for my height was 136). At the time, I felt like I could eat whatever I want. No more scales, no more physical fitness tests, no more stress.
Just eat, eat, and eat.
But I went overboard. Now I am at my heaviest at 175. Thus, it’s time to get back on track.
Now, as I have mentioned in the previous post, the goal right now is to get to the gym. I need to make it to the gym, do what I need to do –at a beginner’s level, no less –and try to make it a habit. It has to be a habit that would make me cringe for even missing a day.
Then, I can proceed to the weight loss goals.
People quit because it takes too long to see results, because they can’t figure out that the process is the result.
–David Wong, 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person
Couldn’t have said it better myself.