My Gym Misses Me. I Miss My Gym.

For 32 years of my life, I never set foot inside a gym other than the times that I was forced to for PE.  Even then, I was uncomfortable, felt unwelcome, and generally only went there because it was on my class schedule.  From other posts, you know that coaches and I never exactly saw eye to eye.  Here I sit, a month after surgery, still unable to return to the gym until cleared by my surgeon.  I miss exercise for so many reasons.  Apparently, my gym misses me, too!

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I got this email, which I’m sure is an automated form letter that gets kicked out to members who haven’t beeped their barcode in a set amount of time.  The point is, it has been long enough that my gym has felt it necessary to check in and remind me that I belong.  That’s lovely.  Imagine if everything in life was like that.  “This is your furnace filter.  You haven’t changed me in a couple of months.  Do you still love me?”

For 32 years, I didn’t need the gym.  I didn’t want the gym.  I loathed the gym.  Now, every day that goes by, I feel like I’m decaying a little bit inside not being able to lift something, push something, or ellipticize.  Is that strange?  I am not looking forward to how difficult getting back on the ball is going to be.  I know that I won’t be able to work as long or as hard as I used to be able to.  Fear or not, I’m ready.  Let’s just hope I get cleared by the doctor sooner rather than later.



One thought on “My Gym Misses Me. I Miss My Gym.

  1. Teri says:

    I completely understand. With my neck/spine/shoulder issues, my doctor would not allow me to do Zumba. I made the mistake of avoiding the gym PERIOD due to all the pain I was in. I should have been at least walking or hitting the bike. Zumba today was brutal, but not as bad as I thought it might be. I expected to feel much more out of shape after being out of the game for a while. Don’t worry…you have a great sense of dedication. You will probably even surprise yourself when you get back to it.

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