This is a place I have come to love and to enjoy every time I go there.
Yes, sometimes I am just lazy and make any excuse to not attend, but at the end of the day, I will feel bad and guilty because I didn’t go. Other than making me feel good and tired at the same time, I enjoy going to the gym. It is a place for me to think and to disconnect from reality, at least for a little bit. Once you are working out and focusing on your muscles or how much you are sweating, you tend to forget about what happened during your day or even what will happen later in your day.
A couple of days ago, I was very stressed at work. I shut down my computer and headed straight to the gym. I was so worried because I thought I screwed up. Once I reached the gym, changed into my work out clothes and opened Spotify, I completely forgot about the whole issue and started to wonder about my workout for the day. Was it leg day? That, I don’t remember. But what I do remember is that I completely forgot about work and started to think about which music I wanted to listen to.
On a different day, I was feeling bored at home and headed straight to the gym. It was a Sunday. I never thought I was going to go to the gym on a Sunday afternoon. I was not stressed about work, but I felt very busy in my head and needed a break. I was feeling overwhelmed for some reason. I remembered worrying about not having a topic to write about. Once I finished working out that Sunday, it came to me. I needed to write about working out. Also, some of my friends commented and told me, “you should write about the gym next time”. So here I am.
Don’t worry! I am not a fitness workaholic! I like working out, I enjoy it and it is good for my health. But other than that, I like the way it affects me psychologically and physically.
Probably some of you will read this and smile or even laugh out loud. But I am not trying to tell you or ask you to get your butt to the gym. [Maybe I am]. I am not one of those people. If you like it, cool – join me. If you don’t, then that’s fine too. Some people are lazier than others, or really don’t have any interest in attending a gym. There are also other activities that can be done instead of going to a physical gym. For example, riding a bike in the park or going for a walk. And that is ok too, as long as we stay active, and away from Netflix. At least for forty-five minutes during the day.
Speaking of Netflix, you can download the episode of whatever show you are watching and stream it while you are on the treadmill!! Did you know that?
What about you? Do you attend a gym or stay active in any other way?
Do you stream your favorite show while on the treadmill? [for those attending the gym]. Or just listen to your favourite musician, such as J. Balvin?