It’ll been almost 2 weeks since I’ve been back in the gym and tomorrow will mark my first full week back on a diet plan. Being back in the gym has been a blessing and a saving grace for myself and many friends I’ve spoken to. We’re all apart of a big piece of history in the making, that in my opinion, is just beginning to unravel. With that said, I’ve used social media as my way of journaling, tracking my progress/keeping myself accountable, and by sharing my thoughts and experiences in hopes that at least one person may benefit or resonate with whatever bullshit I feel like talking about that day.
How is it possible that gyms are still not open?
As a professional in my field of work, I am ready to help myself and others stay fit and active during this time when our gyms are still closed. Our #BullySquad has been turning heads now that civilization is opening back up, seeing friends and family that are shocked with the changes they’ve made, physically and mentally! We know the benefits of daily exercise for our mind and body, and that’s been our focus during this time! PS SO FREAKING PROUD OF YOU ALL SO FAR! 👏🏼
On the other hand... whoever decided gyms are still not ‘ESSENTIAL’ will need to provide me with something other than ‘sanitation reasons’...bc I’m calling your bluff and your bullshit. **Now I’m not saying this virus isn’t real, nor am I saying it shouldn’t be taken seriously** ... My opinion on the matter is I’ve seen stores, salons, barbershops, etc open but still in Jersey, our gyms are closed.
Again...this is my own personal opinion....I can live with dead ends on my head (thankfully I have family who can braid up my hair 😘 and I can live with my nails being bare and natural... what I cannot sit comfortably with is seeing myself and those around me who use the gym for more than just a workout suffer silently.
How many articles and journals need to be published or resurfaced that show the effects of working out to the mind and body?? When I bitch about gyms not being open, it isn’t even about the workouts I miss, but my sanity I leave with each time! For me, the gym is my sanctuary.