I was really good about working out until just this past week when the gyms were closed. I even made it a point to work out while my partner and I vacationed in Las Vegas, Nevada and drove to Palm Springs, California to spend a second week. I worked out at four different gyms during that time. Then I come home to learn that everything is closed down. What a letdown!
Our trip was pretty stressful since it wasn't really a vacation. We are looking to relocate. So our days were pretty much spent looking at homes in both areas. And I made time to find gyms to still workout five days a week. To make matters worse we stayed at Mr BnB type places; one of which was unacceptable (so many problems with this guy's shanty home) that we broke our agreement and found a cheap hotel. But during those two weeks we stayed at five different locations which took its toll on me. So after getting back this Monday late evening I just skipped the gym. I have to say, the only reason I wanted to use a Mr BnB type lodging was so that I could have access to a fridge and stove for food prep. I hate eating out for every meal and get sick of it. Plus, it just gets needlessly expensive. But having gone through this and having to put up with strangers in their own homes was also not to my liking. I honestly don't know how these people can rent out their homes to perfect strangers. I couldn't do it.
Come next week I'll do push-ups and maybe walking lunges and maybe some sprinting outside. I'll probably start getting the garden ready too which is a good low impact form of cardio. Digging and tilling soil and planting and just gardening in general is a nice way to keep limber and active. But I can't wait to get back in the gym and squat my heavier weights.
The thing is, when we find our next home we're looking to get a big enough space so we can create our own home gym. My partner and I will probably each spend at least 5K to have a complete gym. I'm talking squat rack, bench, dipping bars, maybe some type of leg press and some cable machines and a couple of Olympic bars and their coordinating plates. If we can afford to really do it up we may not even buy a gym membership again. That would be fine by me as I'm sick of the crowds and waiting for equipment.