Gym Is My Drug
5 years ago

So today was my rest day but I found myself in the gym doing stretches. I could have stretched at home, but hey who was I kidding!

It was either go to the gym and stretch, or stay at home and get tempted by the smell of fresh Jollof Rice, Fried Plantain and Chofi (damn being Ghanaian and healthy is hard) *sigh* . But I closed my nose and ran to the gym in record time, Usain Bolt would have been proud of me . I knew I would not have stretched at home plus just being in the gym for me is my ecstasy- I'm such an addict its unreal. 

During Uni times I never used to understand why some of my friends used to say they could only study at home, but now I'm exactly the same with fitness. 

Stretches are just as important as your workouts. Stretching loosens up your muscles, prevents muscle fatigue, maintains flexibility and mobility and prevents you walking up and down the stairs like your broken. 

Please see example below: 

So guys, always remember to stretch otherwise you'll end up walking like my friend who will remain anonymous.  

  • It is good to be fit. And I believe, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you would have to go to the gym regularly. There are other ways to be fit and yet, you are at home. One is yoga. Here in Wantagh, my friends and I meet at my house and have some sessions during the weekends.

  • Yh your right, you definitely don’t necessarily need a gym. I do some sessions at home too. I go to a yoga class and practise what I learnt during the week at home.

  • Just like you, I find myself going to the gym or engaging in a friendly game of tennis even on my rest days. I don’t see it as much of an addiction, but rather look at it as my body being used to a form of activity. It’s also a good way to find some motivation to stay on the right path and avoid giving into the temptation of greasy food.

  • I have gone through your blog. The information you have given are really informative.

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