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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Top 10 Reasons I'd Rather Work Out At Home

10. Even though by virtue of the name alone, my gym is suppose to be open 24 hours a day, it turns out, it actually isn't. Who knew?

9. The clocks on the walls are usually wrong, which just pisses me off.

8. There is no soap in the soap dispensers in the women's locker room or at least never at the sink or shower I choose.

7. There is often a wait to use a machine and then once I get on one...

6. There is a 20 minute limit (when staff is trolling the floors).

5. The competition factor. The person on the machine next to me always seems to want to turn our workout into a race. I see you looking over at my incline level and raise yours.

4. Flying sweat. Bring a towel, people!

3. It's hot, sticky and stinky. Especially on a Tuesday at 1:05 PM.

2. Loud talkers. I've had to practically blow out my eardrums by turning my iPod up so loud just to drown out the conversations going on around me. It's not homecoming, it's a gym! Exchange numbers and call each other later.

And the #1 reason I'd rather work out at home than go to the gym...

It is swarming with too many beautifully toned, physically fit bodies. I mean, really? Why are you here?

Meet my home gym...

...I promise not to stray again anytime soon.

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Blogger Jessica said...

So true! Cringed at the flying sweat comment. Yuck. I actually started P90X a while back, the best workout I've ever done... need to get back into it.

May 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Miley said...

YES!! I would rather work out at home as well. Partly because I sweat profusely (like a man. Seriously. EW) and I don't want to sweat on someone else... or heaven forbid, someone see me sweat.
I'm supposed to be a lady, dammit.

May 18, 2011 at 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Dominique @Dominique's Desk said...

So cool to have a homegym.. I too don't fancy working out in a gym outside.

May 18, 2011 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

I am jealous! I want a home gym like that too! I did just get the Biggest Loser Yoga workout. I am hoping that will help me out a bit. I hate working out at the gym.

May 18, 2011 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Poppy said...

Amen sister. I get more of a workout getting the kids ready to go to the gym than I actually did at the gym. I love working out at home too.

May 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

This is why I never go to the gym. That and I'm too lazy to leave the house. I need one of those workout machines.

May 18, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Working out at home is so much easier ... that is if I actually get up and do it! haha And its so gross how other people leave their sweat everywhere GROSS

May 18, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Gyms actually gross me out! I'd much prefer working out at home... That is, if I actually get up early enough to do it!

May 18, 2011 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Alison@Mama Wants This said...

I would love a home gym. Sigh. And all your reasons - yes, yes and yes. And it's a germ fest in there, isn't it? Worse than daycare.

May 19, 2011 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Elena said...

I agree - I do like to work out at home. Our elliptical is broken right now so I'm forced to the gym. I did join one of those all women gyms and I do have to say a little less competitive than my old, large one. I laughed at the soap dispenser - so very true!

May 19, 2011 at 3:08 AM  
Anonymous tracy@sellabitmum said...

I will not. can not. will never work out at a gym. It just isn't in me. Love this.

May 19, 2011 at 3:50 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I've never been to the gym, and I won't now!!

I have a treadmill and some videos, that'll do. Nice setup!

May 19, 2011 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Those are pretty swanky digs for a home gym! And - yes - you are so right! By virtue of its name, it should be required to be open 24 hours a day.

May 20, 2011 at 5:33 AM  
Anonymous kimberly said...

I remember going to lay down on the rubber mats to do some crunches and I ended up lying in someone elses sweat...yes, I threw up in my mouth and yes I used a blow torch to rid my skin of someone elses sweat. Bleh

May 20, 2011 at 5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I had a home gym, I would work out daily.

May 20, 2011 at 10:36 PM  
Anonymous MamaRobinJ said...

Ugh! I'd stay far, far away. The other thing I hate is when someone sprays a machine and the spray hits me. Don't need that chemical crap in my face, thanks.

May 21, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

WHile I agree home gyms are awesome, I still enjoy being around a group of people that are all there to get in shape and work hard for it. I also feel like it pushes me to work out harder and for longer even. I like when a great runners gets on a treadmill next to me-it pushes me to run faster and for longer. Having said all that, it would be nice to be able to jump on a treadmill at home late at night or something without having to go anywhere.

May 30, 2011 at 10:24 PM  

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