I didn't go to the gym at all last week, which turned out to be both inspiring and depressing for me. Inspiring because the show that required me to dance around in tank tops finally closed, thus releasing me from the pressure of showing my BB guns, and depressing because the ultimate lack of exercise led to an endorphin deficiency.
My usual workouts at the gym are never all that strenuous, but I do make sure they're challenging enough to get my happy chemicals flowing, and that extra dose of self-esteem always makes my days feel a bit more accomplished. Lately, though, I've been losing a little of that muscle pumping motivation.
"Gymania," as I've previously called that strange place reeking of moldy weights and recycled air, has definitely taken its toll on me. See September 2009…
While in the past I at least had the consolation of going to the gym whenever time would allow, it's become so crowded there lately that the culture of "Gymania" is more overwhelming than ever.
Therefore, I've decided that March's installment of "Things I'm Gonna Do This Week" will be dedicated to the wonderful world of exercise.
Have you ever seen the infomercials for those intense workout DVDs that promise dramatic before and after photos? No, I'm not gonna order them...I'm way too concerned about my downstairs neighbor to do power jumps in my living room. But the concept of those DVDs is that you need to constantly change up your exercise routine in order to surprise your body to greater results. And to me, that makes a lot of sense. There are so many great workouts out there besides lifting weights in "Gymania," so this week I'm going to explore them.
This era of uninspiring exercise is over! It's time to ring in a new phase of bodily exhaustion. And by next week, as long as I can still move my fingers enough to type, I'll have a full report.
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