Disguise the greens and gym sweat

What better way to end your day with a run, and this for dinner..

A secret bowl of green goodness. 1 avocado, 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 2 tbsp cocoa, 2 tsp honey, 2 handfuls of spinach, 5 ice cubes. All whizzed up and topped with some Quaker Oat Crisp and watery PB2 (I am coming to the end of my chocolate PB2 and this makes me sad)

Today I did something unthinkable that I regretted instantly. I quit the gym. As soon as I did it a wave of panic washed over me. WHAT HAVE I DONE?? Since the weather has gotten nicer, I have wanted to spend more time outside, and the thought of going to the gym has just annoyed me. The last two months, Pete and I have been about 5 times. FIVE TIMES. That means each time we went cost like £5. I am a tight arse and I hate wasting money. So I quit, quickly… without thinking.

In the mornings I’ve been going running instead of gyming, and it sets the day up so nicely for me, I run right through a country park where there are rabbits, pheasants and a lake. I’m a sunshine lover and I really begrudge the thought of being inside when it’s nice out. So farewell weights, farewell elliptical machine. Deadlifts and glute pain, I will miss you. But I will be back in September perhaps. I am going to save the money I would’ve spent on our gym membership and buy something.. maybe a new gym outfit to get myself set up for winter?

I am looking forward to a few months of running, hiking, cycling, kayaking, swimming in the sea and utilising the free outdoor gym we have about 2 minutes from our house.

Have you ever quit the gym? What are your favourite at home exercises to do? If you saved up all the money you spent on gym membership for a few months, what would you buy?

I must admit I am a little anxious at the thought of not having a gym membership, but I have free weights and a heavy dog I can lift..

3 responses to “Disguise the greens and gym sweat

  1. I went for a long time without a gym membership, as I loved being outdoors to work out. However, I have been following a lot of different strength training programs over the last few months and I don’t think I would have been able to do them anywhere near as effectively without a gym. We’ve just moved to a new apartment in Dublin which has an awesome gym included, so I don’t have to pay for a membership anymore which is nice.

  2. Yes I noticed you’re doing the livefit program! I really want to give it a shot but I don’t think I can commit to it at the moment, might give it a go in the winter when the weather is miserable. Its pretty hardcore isn’t it??
    I feel so odd about not having a gym membership but the cost was nagging at me! And there’s a free outdoor gym nearby, although not as good of course but it’s something.

  3. wow i would have never known what was in that dinner bowl if you didn’t tell me! doesn’t sound too bad, though!

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