Missing The Gym

For about two weeks now, someone in my family has been sick. Now it has come to me. I don’t want to do anything, I don’t want to eat, I don’t want to exercise. I just want to sleep. And even that doesn’t work because I’m too clogged up to sleep.


I’m ready to be done with this so I can get back into my exercise routine. I actually miss going to the gym.

I can’t believe I actually said that, but yes, I’m missing the gym. There was a time in my life when that wouldn’t be the case. For the longest time I was actually afraid of the gym. You know, scared of all the machines and trying to figure out how they work. It wasn’t that long ago that I professed a fear of the treadmill. I can walk on it all day, but running is a different story. What if I fall off? What if I break it? I’ve since learned that I have nothing to be afraid of, and I even run on it from time to time.

Now I fear the weight machines that I know hurt. I like to think that’s a healthy fear. My knees aren’t the greatest and there are some of those leg machines that really hurt. I go back and forth in my brain on this one. Do I go ahead and use them, hoping to strengthen my knees, or do I stay away from them so that I don’t hurt my knees worse? I don’t really know the answer to that one.

I also fear the exercise video. Not for anything logical, I’m just afraid of looking stupid. Speaking of which, I kind of want to try the P90X videos. I have several friends who are working through them. Why haven’t I yet? Well, No. 1, I’m cheap. No. 2, I’ve heard they are extremely difficult, and I’m scared I won’t make it through them. I was also thinking of buying legal steroids online in US or UK, as my friends said they can help boost my stamina.

I’m really not this much of a fearful person normally. Maybe it’s just my sick, tired self talking. I normally don’t get sick, but this one is wiping me out.

There is something I have to watch for when I’m sick. While usually I don’t eat much when I’m sick, I do tend to overdo it when I start to get better. Kind of like I’m making up for lost time. So I’ve got to be careful with that and take it easy. I’m still doing fairly well with my eating-only-when-hungry plan, and I’m still using my Weight Watchers Online for Men tools. So hopefully I can come out of this illness pretty quickly and get back on track.

I am ready to get back to the gym. I love the extra energy I get from working out in the mornings. The feeling of accomplishment that I have from completing a workout that day. That’s why I’m so eager to get back there.

But for now I’ll just try to get better. Sniff, sniff.

By the way, you can locate gym facilities around the Ireland here.

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