Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Lazy Gymmer

I just made up a new word. Gymmer. Yeah. Roll with it.

Anyway, I have just realized (in the last week) why I have such a hard time getting my butt to the gym. I don't like working out on my own. Elliptical, treadmill, whatever. It's all boring to me. Even when I'm watching TV while I'm doing it. It's a little more tolerable when I have a friend next to me, but it's still tedious. I'm just not really into spending 30-45 minutes doing the same activity...especially when the activity is moving slightly up and down or walking in place. Just not interesting. Sorry.

I do, however, really like taking classes. I love my pilates class. I used to love ballet. I used to like going to Curves - it's the same reason I like classes, I're doing a lot of different activities to work different parts of your body. It's harder to get bored, and I feel like I'm less likely to zone out when my brain keeps having to shift around to different muscle groups. The thing I like better about class than Curves is that in classes, you have a group of people doing the same thing with you (sometimes the case at Curves, sometimes not), and most importantly, a teacher to urge you to keep going. Our teacher, Kathy, is intense. She's got a crazy rock-solid body, and she's also funny and involved. She pushes us and encourages us and just makes working out fun. I like her. I wish class wasn't only once a week.

I really hope we start getting ballet classes at the gym...I might also check out the local community ballet studio.


  1. try reading a book while on the machines at the gym. i find that trying to concentrate on text and complete chapters as i'm working out really takes my mind of the monotony of the movement. and it's an exercise for your brain as well as your body :-)

  2. i'm the same way! i'll do hip-hop or cardio kickboxing or zumba at the gym, but put me on a treadmill and i can't help just stare at the clock and count down the time till i'm done

    let me know if you ever want to take a different kind of dance class:

    no seriously, it looks like fun but i'd never go alone ;)