How Often Do You Go To The Gym and Why?

@wolfie34 (26791)
United Kingdom
December 30, 2006 9:26am CST
I go to the gym 5 times a week, I do a 5km run every day to keep me fit, it also helps to work off the stress and frustration. It's my escape and it makes me feel good afterwards. It has done a lot for my body and I have lost 2 stone. It is very rewarding and does a lot for my confidence. How often do you go? If you don't go, do you feel you should? What motivates you to go.
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@minxy67 (2708)
30 Dec 06
I lost nearly 2 stone this year, I brought a cross trainer for my birthday in may and I try to use it daily, I cannot afford to go to the gym, but I have the weights and equipment I need at home. I had never done exercise before, but it gives me more energy for other things and I really enjoy working out. I don't run, but after the new year I will be stepping up my exercise regime, and pushing myself a bit more as well as losing those extra pounds put on at christmas.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 06
Well done on your weight loss, that's great!
@minxy67 (2708)
30 Dec 06
Thank you, it is nice to be within my BMI for the first time in a lot of years. :)
@kareng (18934)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I *wish* I had time to go. Seems time get shorter and shorter the older I get! I think it should be a part of your routine. However, being a working mother it is hard to squeeze in.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 07
Thank you for your response, there certainly isn't enough hours in the day!
• India
30 Dec 06
I will go to gym regularly to build my body.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
• Mexico
31 Dec 06
I am very serious about my health and fitness. I make it a point to visit Gym at least thrice a week. I cannot be more regular because of my busy schedule. I also take much care about my eating habits.
@patootie (3593)
31 Dec 06
I would love to be able to go to a gym .. I would love to be able to exercise ... Having Fibromyalgia Syndrome makes it very difficult to do more than 1-2 minutes exercise at a time ... part of the syndrome is that when the muscles are used they work too hard ... so when 'normal' folks walk 100 metres that's like me walking a kilometre or more at a very fast pace to my muscles ... I constantly get fatigued, my muscles tear easily, even just vacuuming my small house is too much to do all in one go ... I wish it were different .. I've tried to 'work through' the pain but have actually ended up in hopsital and needing weeks and weeks of total rest to give my leg and back muscles time to repair again ... all of which happens frustratingly slowly because of the fibro I keep trying all sorts of home use exercise gear .. my heart is in it ... but my head tells me I know I'm really just wasting my money .. So next time you go out for a run .. will you think of me and do 1km for me please ... maybe your effort and thoughts might just transfer to me and make me a little fitter ... you never know ...