Why I don’t workout in the Gym

Why I don’t workout in the Gym

Gym Equipment

Gym Equipment

I know a LOT of you reading this have Gym Memberships that use them.  I also figure a LOT of you who have Gym Memberships don’t ever go.  Of the people who do, unless you go to classes or have a personal trainer, I’d venture to say you aren’t getting the most out of your workouts.  Most likely, you do the same exact thing every time you go to the gym.  Many people who have memberships have them so they can say they have memberships and it’s “the thing to do”.  Understand this is my opinion which may or may not count for anything and that’s fine.  This is just coming from someone who is working hard to maintain a level of fitness that creates a sense of well being and is making a living from working out at home.  I was in great shape in College and worked out hard there.  But even there, I rarely went to the Gym and we had about every piece of workout equipment you can imagine.  First of all, even in College, I didn’t have time to go the Gym regularly and I knew I had to be consistent to get results.   I also didn’t have a clue on how to use most of the equipment there and didn’t feel like taking the time to learn how to use it.  So, even when I was in GREAT shape in College, I didn’t use the Gym, which was free.  I ran, did pushups and situps and was just generally active and that worked for me then, and it’s working for me now.

Why I didn’t workout in the Gym THEN

When I graduated from College and got a job, I was a young professional.  There were guys my age who would either go into the Gym early in the mornings or after they got off of work and then spend an hour or two there.  I guess in my mid 20s, I was too busy “living life”.  Then, I met my wife and while we were dating and newly weds, we were extremely busy.  Then we had a couple of children, I was upwardly mobile in my job and was working 10 to 12 hours a day and was just running crazy “chasing the dream” (some people call it the rat race).  That continued all the way through my 30s.  Plus on top of all that, we lived in a relatively rural area and I would have had to drive 2o to 30 minutes, depending on traffic, to get to the gym and then 2o to 30 minutes to work and then after spending an hour to hour and a half, including shower time etc., I was looking at spending 2 hours a day to go to the Gym.  Then, on top of all that, add in that I would likely make excuses not to do it but 2 or 3 times a week and I instinctively knew that wouldn’t work.  In fact, Tony Horton even has said if you are only working out 2 to 3 times a week, you might as well throw yourself down a flight of stairs.  You will get the same results and be just as sore.  I knew that from working out earlier in my life.  Add onto that the Gym fees and the people in there just to make a show and pose in front of the mirrors and the guys in there to “meet chicks” and the sweaty equipment or waiting to get on the equipment, it just wasn’t something I wanted to get into.

Why I don’t workout in a Gym NOW

When I was 41 years old, I saw the P90X infomercial on TV.  And, I didn’t order it.  I had been scammed by other stuff and I needed to research it more.  Then, after a bit of research, my wife told me I wouldn’t do it.  That is when I ordered it.  I was so sore when I started I couldn’t turn over in my sleep.  Yes, it still took an hour to an hour and a half to get through it, but all I had to do was walk to my living room to do it.  I didn’t have to wait on sweaty equipment.  I didn’t have to put up with people judging or laughing at me and I didn’t have to pay extra for a personal trainer.  I didn’t have to pay for a Gym Membership.  All I had to do was pop in the DVD and get my mind right and do it.  When I got started, I did get a set of Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells.  I also got the Pullup Bar and that was all the equipment I needed.  As far as supplements, I got the meal replacement shakes, the activit vitamins, the P90X Recovery Drink (hich is INCREDIBLE) and I got my mind right and was ready to roll.  That was before we even had Shakeology.  I lost 80 lbs in about 180 days doing 2 rounds of P90X and I knew I had made the right decision.  Not only do I workout at home and not have to deal with the Gym headaches, but my kids get to see me working out and I think that has influenced them to workout later in life and know they can do it at home and for themselves.  Again, the bottom line is, you don’t have to do what I do, but do something to End the Trend of Obesity.  We have a lot of great products you can use to workout at home and get a GREAT workout, but do something.  You can do it.  I can help.  Contact me and let’s chat about how I can help you get in the best shape of your life!!  Check out the video and watch my story about how I found P90X and my story about starting it.  I did it…you can too!!

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