Working Out

I quit working on a regular basis when I got Penny.  I felt bad leaving a new dog in my apartment 10 minutes after I got home just so I could go work out.  Now that I’ve had Penny for a while and she’s used to being alone in my apartment I’ve decided to pick back up my workout routine.

Finding the motivation to do it really isn’t that difficult, it’s finding the time.  Right now, I’m using the simple workout room in my apartment complex and that closes at 9:00pm.  I’m not quite ready to sign up for a gym membership, especially since I hate other people watching me.  If I ever fell using the equipment I’d never return.  I’m not the most coordinated person.

Another issue I face when exercising is how quickly I get bored. I used to listen to podcasts of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, but that has gotten bored. I really wish I could use my Slingbox app on my iPhone to stream TV, but stupid AT&T won’t allow streaming over 3G. I decided to load my iPhone up with a few TV shows to pass the time.  Last night I was working out and watched an hour-long show and the time flew by.  Of course since it was my first workout in a while I took it easy, but I’m glad I’m finally getting back into the swing of things.

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  1. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Good for you. Your dog will be fine. A dog trainer friend of mine told me it’s not the amount of time you spend with your pet, but the quality of the time you spend with them. As long as she’s getting lots of quality attention when you are there, she’ll be happy.

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