I recently made a change in my life, I left the gym I joined after I was done with my therapies. I had ups and downs at the gym, periods of time when I went frequently and really enjoyed it and times when I was bored, couldn’t go that frequently and didn’t really feel like I was getting much out of it.
I finally decided I didn’t want to do it anymore, there were a lot of things telling me I should just get out, like no air conditioner, prices getting higher and the fact that I couldn’t walk my dogs when I was at the gym. I got dogs to spend time with them, not to hand them off to my parents and not take care of them.
I was afraid I might just stop exercising after this because I had nothing forcing me to work out but now I think I’m doing more on my own than while I was going to the gym. First I walk my dogs for about an hour and then I do two different workout programs I found on YouTube.
You don’t need weights for either one, it’s mostly cardio you still get your arms, legs and abs. I do all of this in half the time it took me to go to the gym, I’m doing it everyday and I feel more tired than I did after a workout at the gym.
The gym was fun because I got out of the house, after spending all day in there, I met people and made some friends, but I couldn’t do it anymore. I had already done the video workout thing in college and it really helped, let’s see how long I can keep this going and if I see changes.