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    Jan 05, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    Does anyone else get excited about going to the gym for a workout?

    I get so excited about going to the gym; like a little waiting to open up presents. My friends who don't work out don't get it at all and they make fun of me.

    For example, I'll be singing out loud and jumping around while I'm getting all my gear ready. I hop in the car, and sing some more on the way to the gym. lol

    Hope I'm not alone on this one!
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    Jan 05, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    I do.. or I did, when I fell into the groove for a few years it was awesome just waking up to go to the gym, I'd bounce out of bed at 6 just to start getting ready heh, I had dreams about going to the gym and on more then one occasion I woke up at 3am thinking it was gym time and tried to get dressed to go in a daze heh

    after pfffft stuff, I'm outta that groove but I'll fall back in to it and all the love and excitement will just bewaiting there for me.
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    Jan 05, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI do.. or I did, when I fell into the groove for a few years it was awesome just waking up to go to the gym, I'd bounce out of bed at 6 just to start getting ready heh, I had dreams about going to the gym and on more then one occasion I woke up at 3am thinking it was gym time and tried to get dressed to go in a daze heh

    after pfffft stuff, I'm outta that groove but I'll fall back in to it and all the love and excitement will just bewaiting there for me.


    Dreams too, that happens to me as well! The gym is my best friend. Here is a quote that I found while back :

    "The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total ****off. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds."
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    Jan 05, 2010 5:46 AM GMT
    acoco15 saidDreams too, that happens to me as well! The gym is my best friend. Here is a quote that I found while back :

    "The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total ****off. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds."

    I've read that in a couple of places and always liked it.

    I think I've developed a bad habit with the gym, it's more then a friend, it's a place where my head clears out and the only thing that matters is reaching my goal, nothing more, no worldly problems, no stresses to bother you, no people pestering you, just you, the weight and your mind.... It's a little slice of heaven all packaged up in a little building.
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    Jan 05, 2010 10:16 AM GMT
    omg, I thought I was insane! I truly love the gym and all it brings. Friends say that I go for the eye candy, and while that's true, they'll never come to understand the satisfaction of researching then writing your own program, executing it, watching the results then more research! icon_lol.gif

    It's the reason I go 6 times a week now. I can't imagine a happier place.

    Hmm, that last line makes it sound like I need professional help icon_eek.gif haha
  • GQjock

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    Jan 05, 2010 11:26 AM GMT
    I go back and forth ....

    Some days I love going to the gym
    but I have to admit some days its a drudge
    but once I get my ass in there I always love it

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    Jan 05, 2010 1:55 PM GMT
    I do when it's nice out.

    I don't have a car so going to the gym means a 30 minute trek in sub zero air with snow all over the place. Not fun.
  • Medic911

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    Jan 05, 2010 2:09 PM GMT
    I get excited about rock climbing. It drives me crazy. Even the routes that I climb ten times a week still have me going "Ooooh, how will I do it this time?"
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    Jan 05, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    geebus saidomg, I thought I was insane! I truly love the gym and all it brings. Friends say that I go for the eye candy, and while that's true, they'll never come to understand the satisfaction of researching then writing your own program, executing it, watching the results then more research! icon_lol.gif

    It's the reason I go 6 times a week now. I can't imagine a happier place.

    Hmm, that last line makes it sound like I need professional help icon_eek.gif haha


    This makes me happy to see that I am not alone! And yes, the eye candy can be nice, but once I get into my workout, I really don't pay attention to anyone else around me.

    I guess we both need professional help then, because if it was healthy to go to the gym 7 days a week, I would icon_smile.gif .
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    Jan 05, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    acoco15 saidDoes anyone else get excited about going to the gym for a workout?

    I get so excited about going to the gym; like a little waiting to open up presents. My friends who don't work out don't get it at all and they make fun of me.

    For example, I'll be singing out loud and jumping around while I'm getting all my gear ready. I hop in the car, and sing some more on the way to the gym. lol

    Hope I'm not alone on this one!


    No man, you're not alone. Lots of us really like working out.
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    Jan 05, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    i do too, i think it has to do with that article they put out saying working out triggers something in ur brain that doing drugs does so u can get addicted...or something... idunno i like lifting icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 05, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    If I don't get in my cardio and lifting routine, I get downright crabby. I love going to the gym. Great stress management, and it makes me look great too. It doesn't get any better than that.
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    Jan 05, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    No it's still my favorite thing along with sex/food/sleep - icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 05, 2010 6:49 PM GMT
    Nothing makes me feel (and look) better then staying with my gym workouts. Sure, I get busy and skip sometimes, but I always, always feel great when I get right back in there. I come out of there feeling taller, more pumped, abs and shoulders in top form, arms and legs at their best.......it all works for me!
  • J450N

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    Jan 05, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    I sing too when I get ready to go to the gym and sing some more in the car! Hahahahaha. I thought I was the only one! icon_eek.gif
  • Run4Life83

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    Jan 05, 2010 6:57 PM GMT
    I'm always giddy about doing my workout, from my running workouts to the lifting that I do. Knowing that I'm "putting money in the bank" for later in life. My training partners HATE how giddy I am at 4am, but at the same time get mad at me when I sleep in to do my workout later because I wasn't there to make it easier for them.
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    Jan 05, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    I sing and dance.
    Figuring out what I'm going to wear is fun for me, packing my bag and planning my shakes, drinks and getting excited for kicking, punching, dancing or spinning.
    I also get excited because I know my friends at the gym are just as excited to be there and when I see them we will chatter like school kids at recess. Few things make me as happy as the gym.
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    Jan 05, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    It's addicting for me. I'm not in the gym for more than 90 minutes a day, usually more like an hour. It's not so much that I get really excited to go, but I really feel shitty when I don't go (not including the days I usually take off). And what I REALLY look forward to is the feeling I have after I've finished. It's awesome.

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    Jan 05, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    GQjock saidI go back and forth ....

    Some days I love going to the gym
    but I have to admit some days its a drudge
    but once I get my ass in there I always love it



    Well put. Same here! Sometimes when I do cardio I actually get higher than any substance made me in my younger days.. Just doesn't always happen...so I really appreciated it when it does.
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    Jan 05, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    waxon saidi do too, i think it has to do with that article they put out saying working out triggers something in ur brain that doing drugs does so u can get addicted...or something... idunno i like lifting icon_smile.gif


    It's similar to a Pavlov response... :-)
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    Jan 05, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    djdorchester2 saidIt's addicting for me. I'm not in the gym for more than 90 minutes a day, usually more like an hour. It's not so much that I get really excited to go, but I really feel shitty when I don't go (not including the days I usually take off). And what I REALLY look forward to is the feeling I have after I've finished. It's awesome.



    Endorphins.
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    Jan 06, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    Gotta love those endorphins; they are a wonderful thing!
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    Jan 06, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    acoco15 saidGotta love those endorphins; they are a wonderful thing!


    Oh man, when I open the gym in the morning, all these joggers and runners have been waiting outside fifteen minutes early acting like crackheads just waiting for their fix, lol. We need to install a hose out front just in case they get into a frenzy.
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    Jan 06, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    Initially I don't because the alarm sounds off at 4:50a but once I'm there and get going it's ALL excitement!!
  • Glorfindel

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    Jan 06, 2010 3:01 AM GMT
    It depends on the time of year.... haha

    I enjoy going to the gym because my racing gives me an end goal. I know that I'm training for something, whether it be a triathlon or a marathon, all my work is being put forth to some ending.

    Having said that though, at the start of my racing season, I really do enjoy going to the gym and training. But by the end of the season, having gone 5-6 days a week for months on end, I really begin to abhor training and look forward to my offseason where I can relax and take a break from training.