J and I have very different approaches to gym. The gym in my condo is ok but it’s on the small side. There are 2 thread mills, a universal gym, free weights, a couple of bikes and stair master. When there’s 2 or 3 people in there, I can’t get to my stuff. And most of the people in my condo are fit and it seems they exercise a bit longer than average. So I go late at night. Now that my days are free, I go during the day time.
On the other hand, J goes to a gym where there are some hot Asians. He told me many times works out longer because they are there. I used to go to these big gyms. I liked the music but I just had to stay in my own quiet zone. I like the solitude of stretching by myself and “listening” to my body.
I have to confess that my body is always telling me to take it easy. Today I wanted to go to the gym but my body told me I should be working on my resume instead. I did go to the gym eventually. I tell myself that I’m not going to hit my target weight in a month. I’m lasting a bit longer on the thread mill. I don’t count how much of that is walking vs running. I do a bit more on the free weights. As long as I’m active and sweating, I know I’m doing something right.
Does watching workout videos count as working out? (no dirty jokes …)