Do you ever find yourself in tunnel vision? Where things are flying past you in a blur, but all you can see is what's ahead? I'm there. Right there, not noticing or appreciating the here and now, but speeding on from one thing to the next without breathing. I don't even remember what my goals are anymore or think about where/who I want to be in 5-10 yrs. And that scares me.
The bf laughed the other day when I had sat down for a bit to watch the tour, eat some chips and salsa, and then jumped up and was like "ok, well I'm going on a bike ride." He's like "yep, sounds about right. You weren't moving for almost an hour." Sorry, I just can't sit. But the last few days I'm starting to think I need to. I need to just breathe, sit, relax and enjoy.
Maybe it's my way of saying "hey, you might want to sit on the couch all afternoon or evening, but not me." Plus, because I STILL haven't rejoined my gym or a new gym (since i let mine expire before Europe), I've got cals to burn and the only way to do that is to hit the road by bike or foot. Either way, I've got to figure out this balance of work, exercise, boyfriend and sanity, STAT!
Last night on my way home I stopped by a gym I've been wanting to tour. I tried out another gym for a week a few weeks back, but wasn't totally sure. It's small and splits men/women into their own workout areas, but it's centrally located, affordable, and has good classes. The gym I toured last night was almost double the price I'd like to be paying, but it was awesome and has two locations in town (one near bf's house, one near mine). And they offer volleyball leagues (awesome, i've SOOO missed volleyball since hs).
The problem is, I was spoiled with the University gym. The price was right ($70/term ~ $24/month), it was right next to work and has great hours, AND always has new machines that are in good shape. The only problem is that classes are an additional cost and usually don't fit into my schedule. Now, I'm at a loss. I want something affordable, yet nice, with adults, near my work/home/bf, with a good class schedule and a pool.
So, I want to know...
1) What are you willing to pay for a gym membership? And what's most important in choosing a gym?
2) What do you do to get out of tunnel vision mode? How do you slow down?