Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Day 4 and going strong....

Again, I've joined a gym. Thanks to Chris's inspiring stories of deadly spinning class, I just couldn't stay away any longer! The truth is, I've been away WAY too long and will need to be at least comfortable in Jamaica come July. Anyhow, I've finally come to a realization about Gym gym vs. home gym. I begged Matt for the same eliptical machine that they had at my old gym because I loved it, I loved how I felt using it, but why pay $50/month to spend 40 mins/ day at the gym when I could clearly use it whenever I want at home, right? Wrong! It sits in the spare bedroom collecting dust. I've used, well the room is gloomy, it's too loud, where would I put Ky while using it. The cat peed in that room once and now it smells bad.... All excuses. Totally excuses. Here's what I've learned in the past week, besides terribly two's sometimes show up early, MOTIVATION is the key. And if you do not carry this with you internally, you need external help. When I am at home in a gloomy, stinky room closing my eyes to take in the tunes and losing my balance I can easily say "Ok, 10 minutes, great job let's go get a cookie" But, when I am at the gym and there are hott chicks and buff dudes learking everywhere I don't care who you are, you look and you get looked at. Watching those who have succeeded at being physically fit whether you consiously realize it or not, they are motivation, inspiration to keep chuggin' along, sweating on that machine and getting to the 30 minute mark at least. And those who are seemingly worse off than me (if it's possible) are motivation too. Hell, they are here kickin' A, why can't I?! Here is the one place in the world where my fear of being judged helps me to trudge forward, go figure! Same goes for that Denise Austin tape you have at home or On Demand....nothing is more inspiring than a class full of sweating peeps dying along with you to keep going...not so much the same when the couch is 3 ft away and calling your name is it?

3 comments:

Christen said...

Haha! So true! Whenever I miss a day, I always say I'll just go for a run when Pete gets home. The time comes & yes, the couch and an ice cream sundae seem like the much better deal...just read a really good article...think BIG, start small, go fast! Keep going, Er- you can do it! Just think...Kyle's mom has got it going on...

Suzanne said...

YEAHH!!! But, can you come over tomorrow and we can sip Sam Adams Summer and order Pizza and watch "In Treatment"? MY NEW FAV ONDEMAND Show - if you have HBO, check it out...good for you though!

Suzanne said...

PS - ER - LOVE your inspirational quote today. How true.