I finally found a gym in my hometown that I actually like. I felt comfortable in there. At home. In the 21 months I have lived in Stowmarket I have tried a few different gyms, but I didn’t like any of them. Some were unwelcoming, some full of kids and one I thought was unsafe.
My favourite gym was in Ipswich (better gym). Unfortunately that closed at the start of the year. Although I have been making a half arsed effort to train at home, it’s just not the same. No motivation. Yesterday I joined bodywize. It is the closest gym to my flat. I had been put off in the past by what people said. Lesson learned, find out for yourself (myself).
I had the same feeling walking into bodywise yesterday that I did years ago when I walked into better gym. I felt relaxed, I felt I belong, I felt home. The lady working on reception was lovely. Very friendly and explained how it all worked during covid.
I warmed up with a 5km run on the treadmill and then I found my nirvana. For the first time in months, I lifted a weight. Man, that felt so good. I got an instant buzz. A buzz that I only get when pushing my body. A buzz I have missed so badly.
Mind, body and soul
Training or exercise of any sort really does help with the mind, body and soul. When I’m trying, I am focused, I am living in the moment, I am present. I’m at an amazing point mentally right now. I have put the demons in my head to bed, hopefully forever. Now I have found a gym I like hopefully I can get my body back into shape.
I woke up today with a feeling that I have missed doms (delayed onset muscle soreness), or heaven as I call it. Its caused by tiny, microscopic tears in your muscle fibers when training at high intensity. Your body responds to this damage by increasing inflammation, which may lead to a delayed onset of soreness in the muscles.