Thursday, April 23, 2015

Quitting the Gym...?

I'm probably the last person to have discovered yoga and pilates workouts on YouTube by Tara Stiles and Cassey Ho. Now that I've tried them, I'm totally hooked! I love that I actually feel sore after each workout. I haven't felt sore like this in awhile even though I go to the gym 3-4 times per week, which makes me realize how little I've been working out my muscles. I love that they have 5-10 minute workouts arranged by fitness goals or target areas that you can mix and match for your ideal workout. My body is pear-shaped so I definitely appreciate being able to do more workouts for my butt, hips, and thighs. While the classes at my gym are great, every instructor seems to focus on core only.

Even though I really enjoy my gym, I'm starting to wonder if it's time to quit. I can do these YouTube workouts anytime from the comfort of my own home without the hassle of driving to the gym or paying costly monthly membership fees. Plus, my gym recently updated their class schedule so the classes I'm interested in are not as convenient for me to attend. Nowadays, I spend most of my time at the gym on the treadmill, which seems silly as I could just as easily run outside for free.

I am hesitant to quit the gym, just because I've been able to make it such a steady habit for 3 years, despite the inconveniences. I'm thinking that I'll wait a few weeks to see if I get tired of YouTube workouts. And maybe my gym will update their class schedule to something more amenable to my preferences and schedule. In the meantime, here's hoping that these YouTube workouts will help me sculpt my muscles!

I work out so that I can eat...homemade dumplings...hehe.


  1. My gym is 20 minutes away so being able to exercise at home certainly sounds good. I would have to invest in a yoga mat or something though, as my hardwood floors don't seem very comfortable >_<

    Another Beautiful Thing

    1. I definitely wouldn't recommend doing the workouts on hardwood floors. :) I'm still enjoying / suffering through the Blogilates workouts so I think I may cancel my gym membership at the end of this month!