Fitness Tip of the Day

Friday, September 5, 2008

Wanting to quit! - support

Last night at bodypump class a few of the ladies I take the class with were telling me that they might quit the gym and not come back. I was shocked and not sure what to say as I don't want to pry but I asked them why? Each of the ladies explained that they have so much going on right now in their life that fitting the gym in their schedule takes a lot of planning. I can relate - but what I do is schedule everything around my workouts - but life can get in the way of the things we want to do versus the things we have to do. We have to work to pay for the gym and keep our lives afloat and finding time for the rest of your time is hard. One of the ladies told me she thinks of me when she can't come to class because if no one else comes either she knows I feel out of place. I thought that is so nice that she even thinks about how I am doing. By the end of the class I told each of them I hope you guys come back I will miss you and they all said hopefully we will stay and we can all support each other because even though we are all there to workout we also lend a hand to those that are struggling and who are there for the same reason and I really appreciate it.

For me having someone in the class with you that have a clue as to what is going on is such a relief. I am doing much better but there are still a few things I don't do well (being uncoordinated does not help). I am changing my routine around next week due to working out with my trainer in the pool on Wednesday's and doing bodypump on Thursday’s really takes a lot out of me (in a good way) so I am going to take bodypump on Monday’s instead (and eventually start taking it twice a week) and take Tuesday’s off (thanks Deb for suggesting it) and keep swimming on Wednesday's. The rest of my routine will be split up with time at the gym (bicycle 20 mins, treadmill 20 mins and the elliptical machine for 10 mins) and next week I am starting to walk with my friend Cindy so we can get ready for the 5k walk in October (I am really looking forward to this it will be something different and I get to spend time with a good friend -win win for me!). Having someone with you when you exercise I find makes it so much better - If it is your friend, trainer or Mother get someone to do it with you and maybe then you will not think of quitting and the rest of your time will be well spent.

Another nice quote:

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt

2 comments:

MizFit said...

I adore that quote.
applies to ANY RELATIONSHIP huh? especially marriage/life partners.

here's to a great weekend and the start of a *fun new routine* change ahead.

Miz., who is entirely wholly and UTTERLY uncoordinated. youd giggle at me in your BP class.

Joy's Journey in Weightloss said...

I am so impressed with your exercise plan. You are inspiring me. I have not done anything yet! Thank you for sharing!