It’s a hard habit to break | Romey

It’s been quite a while since I’ve checked in.  Although it’s getting better, I’m still trying to balance the demands of my job with my personal life. Last week I left my office well after 6:30 p.m. I was sure that I’d be too late to work out, but my intention was to at least walk through the door and breathe in the essence of the gym. I was rewarded by a warm greeting from Dr. Tim and a “you’ve got fabulous fifteen minutes, Romey.” In Dr. T’s book, it’s never too late once you open the door. I actually worked out for a little over half an hour. In that time and with Dr. T’s inspiration, I did 500 abs, 100 arms, 25 push-ups and 2 minutes on the spin bike. Had I passed up the gym in favor of going home, I would have missed out on a great workout. In addition,  I was in a much better mood at work the following day.

Yesterday (Saturday) I was unable to get to the gym because of various things that needed to be done. All was not lost, however. I decided to do a workout at home. An hour and a half later, I had done some cardio, some weight training and some yoga. Prior to meeting and working with Dr. Tim, I tried to do these same exercises but could barely get through 30 minutes.

I know that there are many people who can literally run circles around me when it comes to physical fitness and training. I just feel a great sense of accomplishment in what I am able to do. Exercising has become a habit for me, one that I don’t plan to break.