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The gym is your friend

July 29, 2004
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The last 4 years I have been struggling to motivate my self and to find the time to go to the gym.

Last 6 months I have finally enjoyed regular visits and it was down to several key issues that needed to be solved. If you also have the gym urge but never seem to find time, try the advice the below.

The gym needs to be near your home or your office. Maximum a 10 minute walk/cycle/drive away.

Get a locker at the gym where you can keep some of the things necessary for your work out that don't need washing. Running shoes, swimming trunks/goggles, boxing gloves and "cleaning products" are good candidates. Not having to lug these things back and forward will make the session more spontaneous.

Start with short and regular work-outs instead of monster passes every now and then. Once you are comfortable with the regular sessions, you can start increasing the length of the work out. A good start would be 30 minutes (not including shower and change).

Find an aerobic exercise that distracts you from the fact that you are working out. It may be boxing on a bag, reading while cycling or catching the latest movie while working the treadmill.

Force your self to put things aside when the time for work out arrives. Don't fall into the trap of telling your self that you have too much to do and cannot go to the gym. Everything will be where you left it when you come back one hour later; you will however be refreshed. Often I find solutions or different approaches to problems while working out.

You will sleep better. You will get stronger and have more stamina. You will get a better posture. You will loose weight. You could lower your cholesterol. The gym is your friend.



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  1. Sami Says:

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    Good advise David, I have a gym here at work and 30 sec from my appartment, but I just canŽt seem to get the time to work out.
    IŽll try your advise to have the essentials at the gym.
    See ya...

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