That Anti-Gym Feeling

I’m not sure why, but right now I’m having anti-gym moment. Don’t get me wrong, my gym is great, the equipment is good, the instructors are really inspiring, and all the classes are fun, but for whatever reason I am just not in the mood to go there.

Earlier this year, I would go to the gym at least a few times a week, and I loved it — I liked the energy, the atmosphere,  and going there actually got me to work out.

But right now, maybe because I’m a newlywed and I feel like nesting, I just want to be home. I want to go for walks around my neighborhood. I want to go for a run outside — that’s the big thing here, I want to be outside. But I do want to do some strength training at my house because I know that I feel better and I feel stronger when I am doing strength training exercises. So my goal right now is to find some routines that I can do at home that will make me want to work out and that will give me as good as a workout as at the gym.

Now that doesn’t mean I won’t be at spinning class once in a while or I won’t go to Zumba on the weekend like I like to do sometimes, but for now it just seems like I want to be home and I want to be able to get a good enough work out that it allows me to continue to lose some weight and it fuels me to eat better meals.

This feeling that I don’t want to go to the gym, for all I know, is a feeling that I feel this week and next week I’ll be at the gym every other day, but for now I’m going to focus on remaining active in ways that make me happy and we’ll go from there!

Have you ever had that anti-gym feeling? Where did you find workouts to do at home? Did you feel that you work out as hard as you do at the gym?

About stellarfashionandfitness

I am Jennifer, a 35-year-old woman living in Birmingham, Ala., miles from my Northeast-based family and some of my closest friends, but loving the Magic City, my husband and the friends I’ve made here in the South. I’ve lived in nine different states, plus London, and worked for some top-notch publications (Southern Living, Women’s Wear Daily/W magazine) as a writer and copy editor. Now I am loving my role as assistant editor at a bass fishing magazine.
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2 Responses to That Anti-Gym Feeling

  1. Kavi says:

    I think it’s ok to change up your routine, and if that means you stay active by doing something outside of the gym, that’s cool too! Since you mentioned the nesting and your neighborhood, maybe you two could go on long walks together or explore a new area of Bham for a change of pace.

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