Since being back in my hometown still taking care of my mother, I’ve had to “make do” with what is available here. Typical of most small Midwest towns, it doesn’t have a lot to choose from, unless you want to drive 50 miles to the city. I did find a gym that has been ok and I’ve made it work for me. Unfortunately, since it’s a small-town gym, they CLOSED it down for a week while the owners are on vacation. Hey…everyone deserves a vacation, (I live for them) but I need to work out! I decided that I wouldn’t use the gym being closed as an excuse to NOT work out.
I went out to my high school that I have not been back to in 30 years!! That was strange. I ran 3 miles on the newly improved track, sprinted intervals, hit the field for pushups, and climbed the 58 bleacher steps 10 times. It turned out to be a great workout and I really liked being outside.
Yesterday I needed to do my arm workout. Hmm…I had to get creative. I weighed a gallon of water which was 8.5 pounds; not really enough weight for me, but then I found the anchor! My mom had an old boat anchor (don’t ask me why) in her garage. It was 14 pounds and looked almost like a Kettlebell. I worked out with that and it was actually pretty good! I also bought some resistance bands and Googled workout videos for them. They seem to work ok too.
Hey, when you are really serious about staying fit and maintenance on your body, don’t let anything get in your way. No gym…no problem! Find things and make it work. J