You can probably tell by the title of this post that I decided not to join a gym. I did check
out a second gym a couple of days ago. I actually signed up on a whim, but after thinking
about it, went back yesterday and cancelled my membership. (This was not a place where
you had to sign a contract.) The price was right at this place, but it was so crowded. And the
lady that was showing me around said it wasn't even their busy time - that the morning was
worse. As an introvert, I find it very unnerving to be in a small room with lots of people.
Especially where you feel that people are looking at you. Ick. This place also didn't have
the machines I needed for shoulder strengthening - which is what I'm working on with
having a torn rotator cuff.
It's just as easy to exercise at home - and it's free. And I can be by myself. And no one is looking me. Hooray!
Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny day so I walked briskly down to the lake.
And then I swung on one of the swings. :-) How long has it been since you've done that?
When I got home, I did some yard work, a little yoga, and my shoulder exercises.
Today has been rainy, hot, and humid so no exercising outdoors for me. This is
the view out my front door, by the way. Look at all the leaves that are already on
the ground. It makes me sad. I love summer.
I can easily exercise indoors though because I have my yoga mats, foam roller, and small
hand weights for my shoulder exercises tucked away in a corner in my office. I do belong
to a weekly yoga class, but it's totally different from being in a gym.
I roll out the yoga mat on the rug and do my exercises in the peace and quiet
of my own home. In fact, that's all I'm going to do for exercise today because my
lower back is a little sore. The yoga stretches always make it feel better.
(Little side note: notice the new curtains in this room? I didn't have any up before.
I've done a few updates to this room, which I'll share later.)
On other days where the weather may not be favorable to walk or ride my
bike outdoors, I have a treadmill (the "dreadmill", as I call it) in my basement.
So: no gym needed for me after all. And no excuses not to exercise either!
Do you fit exercise into your daily routine? Do you work out in a gym or do you prefer
to exercise at home? Do you take walks or bike ride in your neighborhood? Dance?
Play tennis? Practice yoga or martial arts?