His name is Jim. I mean Gym.
What to do when you can’t do your favorite form of exercise? Immerse yourself in something else!
This morning I went back to someone I walked away from at the beginning of this year. I walked away because of the “it’s-not-you-it’s me reasons.”
- I just can’t afford you
- I have another one in my life
- I need start experiencing other venues of exercise
- Spring was coming, and I’d be outdoors so much of my time anyway.
I walked away from the gym a few months after I started personal training at my current gym. I get a free membership there, and the husband and I were on a budget then, so the smartest thing was to walk away from the $45 monthly payments for an additional gym membership. But this also meant walking away from my favorite power yoga class and teacher, walking away from Les Mills classes, and working out with my bestie in the mornings before work.
In my case, an injury is keeping me from my favorite form of exercise. The tightness in the hip and the pain in my faschia isn’t going to go away without cross training. And to combat that, I’m going to immerse myself in classes! I’ve been planning to decrease my mileage after the next two races anyway, and to fill the void, I plan on taking spin classes and go back to my beloved power yoga class. I was able to negotiate a lower rate and skip the the sign on fee!! Hooray 🙂
It lessens the blow just a bit 😉
After signing up and getting in a good sweat session on the bike and iron session in the weight room, I came back home and did another thing I haven’t done in a loong time.
I juiced UP!
love, love, love fresh juices, but the juicer is so bulky and messy that I rarely get it out!
Laziness trumps awesome healing enzymes apparently.
Today’s combination was leftover apple peelings from this weekend’s apple pie, one beet, two carrots, and some cherry juice.
When I do finally decide to make it, it’s worth it..
Have a lovely Tuesday, friends!! 🙂
Are you an exercise class type person? What class is your favorite? I love a good spin class, but I also love classes like body pump.