Work out or lounge about?

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One of the things I always bring along on my flights is my sportswear. But, owing to my lack of discipline, it’s starting to become rather painful to unpack it again, unused, at the end of my trip.

The majority of hotels that we stay at have excellent fitness rooms. And it isn’t that I don’t like exercise. But there’s something about fitness centres that I feel uncomfortable with. First of all, most of the folks that hang out there are just too fit. They look so slick in their fashionable sportswear that they make me feel stupid in my fifteen year-old gym shorts and sneakers. What’s more, they hold out twice as long as I do, apparently without any difficulties. By the time my head has turned a flaming red and sweat is dripping from my nose, they still look as if they’ve hardly just warmed up. Another annoyance is all those TV screens showing different channels. If I try to follow one of them, I just get distracted by the others, as a result of which I lose the rhythm of the exercise. Lastly, I can’t help feeling foolish rowing, running, cycling or climbing without actually getting anywhere.

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I have to admit that, on those sporadic occasions when I do visit the fitness centre, I feel highly energised afterwards, but it might take ages before I actually get to that point. I always find an excuse to postpone my visits. There have even been times when I’d actually changed into my sportswear and was already on my way to the fitness room, but still found a reason to postpone the whole thing. Instead, I throw the clean sportswear back into my suitcase and spend the rest of the day lounging about, obviously feeling guilty about it. Especially when I run into a colleague who has just had a workout, looking rosy-cheeked and energetic.

I might as well leave my sportswear at home, if only to free myself from that continuous struggle. Who knows? One day I might actually start to miss it.

Caroline

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10 Responses to Work out or lounge about?

  1. Stuart Davey

    I love it. Me too. I always take my trainers and am honestly planning to hit the gym or to jog in the new environments but always end up soaking in bath or watching the TV while wrapped up in bed with AC on Arctic setting.

    • Caroline

      Thank you all for your understanding and good advices! I seriously consider to better my life.. And I love the link to a flightsimulator :-)

  2. Stuart Davey

    I love it. Me too. I always take my trainers and am honestly planning to hit the gym or to jog in the new environments but always end up soaking in bath or watching the TV while wrapped up in bed with AC on Arctic setting.

    • Caroline

      Thank you all for your understanding and good advices! I seriously consider to better my life.. And I love the link to a flightsimulator :-)

  3. Tarek Haroun

    Probably this would make you feel better, I work in a hotel where I am entitled to use it’s state of the art health club and my sport bag is always ready in the car. all I need is that moment of courage to grab the bag from the car and get down the health club to excercise and enjoy the facility…but how often are those brave moments show up :) … as you said at the begining, it’s all about the discpline. Hope we will overcome this struggle before we are obliged to excerices!

  4. Tarek Haroun

    Probably this would make you feel better, I work in a hotel where I am entitled to use it’s state of the art health club and my sport bag is always ready in the car. all I need is that moment of courage to grab the bag from the car and get down the health club to excercise and enjoy the facility…but how often are those brave moments show up :) … as you said at the begining, it’s all about the discpline. Hope we will overcome this struggle before we are obliged to excerices!

  5. Richard Pijnenburg

    Keep taking your sports wear with you and push your self to go to the gym.
    I started going to the gym for 2 weeks now and i feel much better.

  6. Richard pijnenburg

    Keep taking your sports wear with you and push your self to go to the gym.
    I started going to the gym for 2 weeks now and i feel much better.

  7. Kristine Ng

    i always make good use of it when i do remember to pack my gym gear .. because i know if i don’t… i will never get to … in particular when in time where you work like mad …. i always have the podcast playing on my ipod whilst doing the gym because that makes me concentrate mroe !!

  8. Kristine Ng

    i always make good use of it when i do remember to pack my gym gear .. because i know if i don’t… i will never get to … in particular when in time where you work like mad …. i always have the podcast playing on my ipod whilst doing the gym because that makes me concentrate mroe !!

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