Last week when my husband started coming home everyday talking about how much fun he is having working out at the gym with some guys from work, I got jealous I mean very jealous. I know it is not fair or right of me to be jealous of the fact that he is enjoying his workouts and is having fun, but I could not help it. My workouts have sucked, come on we all know the first 3 miles of a run suck and I am only at 2.5 miles now so all my runs suck. I want to enjoy a workout I want to have fun working out. It was not fair that he was having fun and I have to go out for a stupid crappy run and try to put on a big smile and say “at least I am running”. Bull, I am not getting my runners high, I am not getting enough cardio, I am not putting in enough time working out period.
I did not say anything to him, I don’t want him to feel bad and really this is my issue not his. But it really got me thinking about working out and running and just me in general. I remembered before I had kids, before I found running I use to be a big gym rat and really loved lifting weights. Now I am not saying I was a body builder or even close to it, but I was in great shape and I LOVED going to the gym every day. I miss it, or it could just be I miss feeling good and am looking for a way to get that feeling again. But either way I decided to join the gym.
We have a small gym that opened up about 3 miles from my house and it is right on the way to my kid’s sitter and school. So I went in and signed up. My first workout had to be at 4am and even though I was tired it was great. There was no one there using weights so I had them all to myself and I LOVED IT! I felt great after my workout even though I was tired. I have gone a couple more times this week after I have dropped the kids off in the morning and it is still not packed at that time and I can get the machines I want.
Okay so I can’t go get in a good hour run, and my runs kind of suck right now. But maybe just maybe the gym will help me get back to feeling like me again. I think this is going to be a great way to get a good workout in that won’t hurt my leg at all. I will keep trucking along with my runs but I will be hitting the gym several times a week now too.
I am curious do you go to a gym or do you get all your workouts in without one?