I have a problem

I have a problem

I love to exercise. People who know me well, will know I completely love it. There are those out there who cannot stand going to the gym; getting sweaty is their idea of hell. Working hard to the point of puking is insane (that’s been a while) but I am completely addicted. My hubby doesn’t get it. If he feels stressed or down; the gym is the last place he wants to be. But for me it is my therapy.I read a while back that experts think exercise could take the place of some depression therapy and I can completely see why. I can go into a class for 1 hour and all my thoughts and worries just vanish. It gives me a roaring appetite which I love and I can eat what I what, within reason. That feeling of not being able to move or walk properly is just brilliant, especially if I know I worked hard. The gym is a great place to be; like-minded individuals working for a common goal and so yes I think I have a problem!! There is no time when I realise this more than when I am ill. See previous post for my rantings – The Germ Rant.

It has literally been 3 days and I’m twitching, I have one of those annoying colds where I think its on its way out and I wake up the next day and I can’t breathe. To be fair I was daft and went to a class a couple of days ago after work and my symptoms came back with  a vengeance. Oops. My step-dad is one of those who exercises throughout a cold but for me it just gets worse.

I’m not asking to be able to go everyday. Before I had my gremlin I usually aimed for around 3-5 times a week. I’m a firm believer in having rest days; eating well and catching up on sleep. I see some people in my gym in an evening class who I know full well have been there in the morning as well. To me this is pointless and cuts into my valuable free time! I’m pretty lucky as once a week I can usually go first thing at 6,30am, as my hubby works from home and can look after the gremlin. Then once or twice a week after work or at the weekend. At the moment I’m going stir crazy from not going this weekend. A walk down to the shops is what I have managed? Come on!!

I’m getting the frustrated looks from my hubby when I suggested going tomorrow. To be fair it is probably not worth the “I told you sos”. So it looks like a good curry for tea and an early night. I have my gremlin’s Zumbini class tomorrow – better than nothing…right?

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9 Comments

  1. January 25, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    I can understand this. I'm sure you'll be back at the gym soon. And what is zumbini!? Baby Zumba? Cute! #bloggingtojogging

  2. mm January 25, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    Thanks! Yes zumbini us baby Zumba. Singing, dancing and a bit of Spanish! Will have to blog about it xx

  3. January 27, 2015 / 12:11 am

    I'm sure you will be back fighting fit soon, you need to listen to your body – it'll tell you when it's ready again! Hope you enjoy(ed) Zumbini!

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    Emma @ whenemmametsalad.blogspot.co.uk

    • mm January 27, 2015 / 8:40 pm

      I was a good girl today and didn't go as just still not right! Hoping to try tomorrow. Thanks for the comment! x

  4. January 27, 2015 / 10:19 am

    Hope your feeling better soon. I fully understand, Im not a slim gym bunny, but when I get in to a routine, I start to enjoy the gym, then get in a really foul mood if I cant go. So yes I know how your feeling. #bloggingtojogging

    • mm January 27, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks! It's so hard getting into a routine and it all going to pot due to illness. Mummy joys! #bloggingtojogging xx

  5. January 28, 2015 / 11:43 am

    I know what you mean about the frustration in not being able to go to the gym, it is damn annoying when something as silly as a cold gets in the way – I have one now and have not been to the gym today 🙁 Love the fact you can just switch off when you are there! Fab to see your progress and look forward to your updates! Sim @ simslife.co.uk #WeightLossWednesday xx

    • mm January 30, 2015 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks Hun. I'm feeling loads better now and will get back on it!! Xx

  6. February 2, 2015 / 11:31 am

    I totally understand this and was the same about running before I fell pregnant. I hope you are feeling better now!Thanks for linking up with #BloggingToJogging xx