Thursday, 22 September 2016

Going Back to the Gym

Since the release of Pokémon Go I've been going out on a walk every day but the downside was that I stopped going to the gym. Obviously I'm getting plenty of exercise and still burning around the same amount of calories but there's one big problem here; I'm not doing any strength training. While I have dumbbells at home there are some things they aren't good for. Not to mention that, if you know anything about keeping fit and losing weight through exercise, then you know how important lifting weights can be. While my piss poor diet has obviously contributed to me gaining weight another part of that, particularly in the tummy area, was a lack of exercise. So, this past Tuesday, I went and hit the gym for the first time in quite some time.
A sight I haven't seen in a long time
Part of the problem was that I felt I didn't have enough time. I spend between 90 and 120 minutes out on my walks, which is also around how long a trip to the gym would be. My old gym sessions would last around an hour and a half with a half hour walk there and back. That's how you lose a lot of weight folks.

I guess I felt that there was no point in going to the gym unless I stuck around for a long time and did my typical workout, which I just don't have the time to do anymore. Even if I wasn't playing the Pokémon games I'd have trouble justifying spending two and a half hours out of the house like that.

Still, I got the bright idea that I could just go to the gym and do a strength workout, have a shower, and then head home. This would actually save me time because I wouldn't need to have a bath which takes an hour because my bath is broken. To be honest a lot of things in this house are broken. It's a matter of choosing what to fix and finding the time and money to fix it. My dad chose to fix the kitchen over the bathroom.

There are people who do just go to the gym and do a strength workout and go back home. At least; I think there are. So there's no harm in me doing that too. All it means is that, once or twice a week, my walk is a little shorter than usual. Let's see what happens.


  1. An hour and a half workout was hardcore!

    I work out a couple times a week and run a couple times a week. For better or worse, my weight appears to be contingent almost strictly on my eating.

    It sounds like you are on the right track. I wish you the best in making it part of your routine and getting some results!

  2. Glad you made it to the gym, I mostly walk myself, but once a week I do an aerobics class and some weights. The aerobics is getting harder to keep up with these days. There is also supposed to be a stretch component to exercise.


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