Why gym and I broke up


It's big news. I've decided that exercising is bad for you and french fries are tasty so I'm just gonna slippy-doo back into my old ways. I have a manfriend now, I can let it alllll go.

Just kidding.

I did quit, though. It was a while ago that I decided that I wasn't getting my money's worth out of my dues. My kid didn't really like the play area, so I felt guilty leaving him there - to be clear, this is not because I felt bad about taking time for myself. It's because I felt bad that he didn't enjoy the play area. Because of that, if I missed my lunch time gym sesh, which became a more and more frequent occurrence as my job has recently started to get a lot busier, then I just wouldn't go because I didn't want to have to drop him off in the kid zone. And if I didn't go to the gym, chances are I didn't workout.

Naw, that's not gonna work for me. Time for a habit change. (I rilly wanna lose 3 pounds.)

Plus, there were minor things I hated about it. Like how the swimming lanes were always taken. The classes were always packed. Everybody had permanent stink eye. And you had to sneak selfies. Y'all know I love selfies. 

I've missed the classes, but not as much as I thought. My kid and I do zumba in the living room and yoga sometimes too. (It's just as adorbs as it sounds.) He likes punching my punching bag with me and I'm also bringing back the good ol' driveway workout. Aw yissssss. Gotta look bangin' in my bridesmaid dress for my friend's wedding in November. And also just for life in general. 

If Batman can get Batman-level ripped by doing pushups in a pit in the desert, then I can probably get a little bit of arm definition by November by doing pushups and handstands in my driveway, right? 

Selfie game strong.


  1. I did the same thing! I now have a treadmill and free weights. I also paid for a subscription to Beachbody on demand so I am able to pick from a ton of work outs whenever I get bored from my living room.

    1. Oh that's a good idea. I've tried some from Amazon Prime, but mehhhh. I just get focused on making fun of them, because priorities.

    2. LOL I did the same thing with some of the YouTube work outs I tried. I have a lot of friends who try to sell me on their latest and greatest home businesses (oils, candles, books, face creams or wraps!) I get it everyone is trying to make a buck. Beachbody has been around for a very long time so I feel more legit spending my money on my health that I know can prove results.

  2. I had to give up going to a gun when we moved. None of the guns in my area have a kids area :(
    So homework outs are awesome I use fitnessblender a lot and my boys can join in. My oldest likes to tell me how easy burpees are lol. I can't wait for it to start cooking off more so I can move my workouts outside.


      Yeah it's starting to cool down in the mornings and evenings now to make driveway workouts more realistic.

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    1. The whole scene is how it actually went down when I quit the gym.

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