Sunday, December 4, 2011

Getting out of the routine

So the other day Janelle and I were talking on the phone about the gym and working out and whatnot. We were both talking about how once we are in our routines that it is so easy to just go to the gym and workout. That's why we both try to go at the same time every time we go to the gym. It's like a routine....

Then somehow we started talking about how it is harder to skip the gym than it is to just go. I don't know about her, but I know that it takes more energy and mental anguish to skip a workout than it does to just go and do what I need to do. I swear, it is harder for me to lay on the couch and be lazy than anything else. I don't know if that is true for anyone else. 

I also find that I feel gross if I miss workouts. I feel like a blob. I know Janelle feels the same. It takes more effort and energy making a workout plan than it does to just go workout. Hell, it takes more energy to talk about working out than it does to just workout. 

Basically, the whole conversation was revolving around having a routine and sticking to a routine. It is harder to get out of the routine once I'm into it. I mean really, I have to rearrange my whole day to NOT go to the gym. I have gym time scheduled like work or hang out time with friends. It is an appointment in my day. I don't make plans during that time and I get my crap done. I feel so much better after my workout too. I either get to start my day off awesome, or relieve stress after work. 

I don't want to mess with this routine. I am not a happy person if my gym routine is in shambles. 


  1. I agree about the routine part of it...I used to go every day at 4pm and it was almost like as normal as punching in. It was weird if I didn't do it.

  2. I do try to keep a routine with when I work out, it makes me do it easier. Now as far as missing a work out I can easily talk myself out of it if I want too LOL

  3. I can totally relate to this. I skipped the gym today...and over the past month this is prob the 3rd time. It's all b/c of me getting out of my fricken routine. GAHHHHHHHHHHHH. I agree with feeling like a blob.