Before running, all through high school and college I swore by the gym. Hours aimlessly in the gym was how I spent time. I was not efficient or productive and gosh, I had little idea what I was doing. The advice I received was based from a workout section of a magazine. Instead of being interested in the content of the workout, I would stress more over the amount of time that I was there.
I’ve written about the overemphasis my body has seen over cardio-based workouts. Try years of that.
I might add that I’m proud that I’ve taken the first steps in core strengthening and being patient with progress. And I’ve also done a lot of talk here over the lack of strength training in my workouts. That’s what it has been since the summer – lots of talk!
I have this current gym membership and I rarely use it. I’ve found workouts I LOVE outside of a gym facility, but they do not provide the weight training that I know my body needs to make any progress forward. Plus, when I actually get going into a routine (summer time), then I go and I love it.
But I’ve lost my gymbition. And for each day, I feel like I throw money away. I didn’t go once in January. I’m currently bound by a year contract that I utilized when workouts were crunched in during coaching season and the gym membership had its use. I saved a lot from a whole year instead of month to month. Who knew I’d fall off the boat right when the season ended?I’m afraid that breaking a contract will incur high fees that I might as well use in paying the membership out. I vent.
So what’s my point? I know myself well enough that by laying this all out here in writing is the first step in getting it going.
But I need your help. I don’t want to go back to those high school and college days of time consumption. I wish I could go back to completely free mornings and evenings like in college, but I’m time constrained! I am a newbie in weights.
Do you have any recommendations? Websites? Your own workouts and progress for me to check out? Email me or comment!