While I sort of pride myself that my journey began (for a whole year) with no paid program or gym membership. I kept myself accountable to counting calories , I educated myself on nutrition and walked my neighborhood all for free. I lost 80 pounds on my own before joining a bootcamp program last January.
Last week I decided it was time for a big switchroo. I was in a predicament that I was limited to cardio only since having surgery (hystorectomy and abdominoplasty) but walking or running in the cold wasn't working for me. I get chilled easily now and I couldn't handle the weather. I was keeping a cold also from the freezing temps and wind while being outside. So I decided on a whim to join a 24 hour gym and its exactly what I need.
My observations so far. First off I go to the gym alone. I am a huge music lover and can get into my music. It seems like people in the gym are watching each other. I honestly don't care one single bit. I am way over feeling stupid for sweating or some body part jiggling. I am there for exactly that reason! But I get into my music , I do NOT sing aloud but I do mouth the words sometimes , bob my head, maybe alittle strutting to the beat. I feel happy and alive. And I noticed today people were looking at me like I was an idiot. I am SURE I am not the only person like this, right? I so far have refrained from talking to people there because I have noticed no one speaks and when I am there no one is working for the gym since it's 24 hour access it isn't always staffed. I will smile if I see them staring a hole through me. I'd love to hear how it is at your gym. I am in love with exercising once again after a almost 2 month break. It's really like a love affair because I was so depressed and felt like poo without it.
Also I do not like the treadmills by the walls. So I refuse to use them even if it means being next to a stranger. That seemed to piss off an old lady who was walking right next to me when I hopped on to run. I don't get it ? Doesn't seem to be a reason for attitude to me!?
Tonights workout was a 1 mile run, 5 mile bike on a interval setting, 1 mile treadmill climb on a incline I adjusted the incline every 5 minutes (12 ,10,15,8,6) and then another 1 mile run. I was drenched and felt amazing! I cleaned each machine after use, I brought my own towel to wipe all the sweat off me so I wasn't raining down.
So enlighten me you gym peeps , am I messing with peoples gym mojo? Haha