For those who are just getting started….
I know for me it was a bit intimidating to go to the gym. I personally was trying to find more workouts that I could do at home. However, I have dogs.
And right now some of your wondering OK what does that have to do with anything? Did you know dogs like to get all up in your face? They like to give you kisses as you try to hold a plank pose. They think it’s playtime and that I shouldn’t be jumping all over the room. Did you know dogs will cry if you lock them out of the room? Did you know it hurts me to hear them cry so I cannot focus on the workout?
I am one of those crazy people who treat their dogs/animals as if they were their children. Weird I know… but true!
I feel so guilty if I make time for the gym myself, especially so if I did not have a chance to provide them with quality exercise. I should also note that my dogs will not go outside if it’s raining or if it’s too cold. Such babies! 😛
I feel like when I’m at home, there’s a lot more distractions that can happen and I don’t even have children- like human baby/children – so I feel like it might be tougher for someone who has children to workout at home. It is not impossible but still challenging.
When I go to the gym, even if it’s for 30 minutes to an hour, I am able to focus and get everything done.
Nevertheless, I want to still incorporate my dogs into my workout time. There is also part of this inner battle that I shouldn’t feel guilty about going to the gym
because if I can make better changes for myself, this can only mean that I can make better changes for them. If I can make myself more active by becoming more physically fit, I will be able to keep up with them and provide them a better workout since my dogs range from 2 to 11 years old. *Note: I do live with my Fiancé who helps out with the dogs*
I will be doing a separate blog post about how to incorporate more workouts with your dogs – these are just ideas that I’m going to try out first. I would not recommend something that I don’t even do!
At the end of the day, I am more of a gym person. I feel like I can personally get more done and can focus a lot more. I can even lock up my cell phone if needed so I can have this time to myself. This is the time I can be a little selfish.
What do you do? Will you workout anywhere and everywhere? Or does it have to be set in one location? Did you start off at home and then work your way into the gym? Let us discuss!