Going to the Gym

Going to the Gym

I had bagel setup duty at 8am yesterday, so I decided to go to the gym at work after instead of walking up at 5:30am to exercise at home. What a pain! Seriously, those of you who actually go to a gym to workout every day, wow. It’s so incredibly inconvenient. Even though we have a gym in our building at work, the logistics of the whole thing were just such a pain.

Packing my gym bag the night before: this took like an hour because I couldn’t decide what clothes would fit in my bag and go well with sneakers because I didn’t want to carry a second pair of shoes.
Going to work in my workout clothes: and I hadn’t showered yet so I looked, well, like I was going to the gym.
The awkwardness: How does this machine work? Oh, ok, it’s moving. Oh, this TV is fuzzy and wow they did an awful job with the captions. Wish I had Netflix here. OK, now I have to wipe down the machine so people don’t think I’m disgusting. Weights, great, there are big annoying dudes doing weights and grunting. And of course I’m falling over while doing the single leg deadlifts. Yeah, I’ll go stretch in the locker room now. The only good part of that experience is that I knew exactly what exercises I was doing thanks to Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp.
Showering: I made such a mess you wouldn’t believe it. You’d think I never showered before. I made the mistake of bringing the bag with my soap into the shower with me. The bag of course filled with water. By the time I was done, all of my stuff was wet and the two benches that all of my stuff was covering. At least there was no one else in the locker room to see that. I’m not even going to get into changing in front of strangers or seeing other women walking around naked since that was a non-issue on this trip, but if there are other people there, it’s a thing.
Lugging all my crap back to my office with dripping wet hair: Yes I realize I could blow dry my hair, but my hair tends to have static issues when I blow dry it, so that wasn’t going to happen.
Makeup: Didn’t even bother.
Laundry: And yeah, now I gotta wash all my soaking wet clothes and towel.

I’m sure I would fall into some sort of routine if I went to the gym every day, but when it comes down to it, it’s so much easier and more pleasant to workout at home, especially when the gym at work really doesn’t have much better equipment.

2 Responses

  1. I’m always amazed that more people don’t workout at home. It’s right there! and much can be done without machines. Your story made me LOL.

  2. My parents turned my old bedroom into a home gym, which is just as awkward for me to use as going to a regular gym lol. I use my hubby’s Kinect for things like Zumba and dance and my wii for Yoga instead :)