Up until last week, I had started getting back into my gym routine, which consists of gym-ing during lunch, four to five days a week. I had every intention of continuing this last week, however, it wasn’t meant to be. Due to the fire in my office building which knocked out power for forty-eight hours, my gym routine was cut. I know, I could have gone during those two days that I had off, but, to be honest, the reason that I go to the gym during lunch at work is because I just cannot bring myself to do it when I am home. I have bought different exercise equipments and DVDs, but I simply cannot do it. The moment I am home, my brain goes into a different kind of mode. The gym is not within walking distance (as it so conveniently is at work) so, that leaves that option out for me as well; I do not have a car and I refuse to take a bus to the gym when, when I am at work, I can simply walk there in under two minutes.

I awoke this morning with the mindset that I would be in fact gym-ing today, but as the time went slowly by, I discovered just how tired I really was (I think my body is still making up for the insomniac periods of the past week). I started getting my gym bag ready anyway, thinking that I would just power through it, but, as I was in the middle of doing so, I just couldn’t bring myself to complete the task; that, and the fact that my shoulder hurts from sleeping and my knee has been killing me. It also does not help that almost my entire office is out this week due to the holidays, and, it is eerily void of noise. I have to admit that, even though I could have taken these days off as well but didn’t, I am a teensy bit jealous of all these people who are relaxing in the comfort of their own homes…especially after the monsoons of my evening commute home last night. I really should not complain about that one though, because if it had been colder, it would have been a blizzard. I am not a fan of snow and that would have put me in an awful mood…okay, I am only a fan of snow if I can be huddled up somewhere without the obligation to travel into work; Manhattan is highly unpleasant after it has snowed.

How do I get out of these gym blues? Unfortunately, there is no “quick fix” for this one. The only way to get out of a slump (especially a gym one) is to force yourself to go, no matter how much you do not want to. I am a firm believer in pushing myself to workout but, sometimes I need an extra day. This, of course, means that tomorrow, there are no excuses.

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