When I was leaving the gym after doing a lifting workout today, I realized something: I am definitely a business-only gym-goer. I showed up, filled up my water bottle, changed shoes, and jumped on a bike. After I finished my cool down, I changed back into my other shoes, and headed straight out the door. This type of routine isn’t uncommon for me.
Depending on what’s on tap for the day’s workout, I’ll head to one of the two gyms I go to. No matter which I go to – the one for classes or the one for running and lifting, my “gym routine” is quite similar in each one – minimalistic.
I’m very much a get-in-get-out-get-on-my-way type - I don’t like to spend any extra time in the gym when it comes to my workout. I realize not everyone’s like this. Some people like to change at the gym, chat up the front desk, and hang out until class begins. Although that’s not my style, I get it.
What I don’t get, however, is the people who spend 3 hours in the gym – only 45 minutes of which is an actual workout. When I worked out at Gold’s it was the worst. I remember being on the elliptical (it was basically all I did at the time – I was intimidated of everything in the gym back then) and looking around thinking that it was more of a bar-like atmosphere than a gym.
I quit not much later just because – among other reasons – that’s not my style at all. It just made me feel weird being there!
Breakfast is on the go today! Actually, it will be eaten at my desk, since I’ve got to head into the office early today for a meeting. However, it’s just the same breakfast cooked the same way as yesterday:
1/2 c. cottage cheese, 1/2 banana, 1/3 c. pumpkin 1/2 c. oats, 1/2 c. milk, cinnamon + stevia, currants. This time I also added a little almond butter! Not necessarily in that order, though.
I’ll probably eat this around 10. It’s my fave combo lately
Annnd I’m out! Got a full day at the office and a couple clients to train afterward. Tuesday doozy-day! Hope your day is great
What’s your gym routine? Do you linger? Or get in, workout, and get out?