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 think...you'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.