Have to Vs. Want to
I was thinking yesterday as I counted down the minutes of my workout at the new gym about the difference between doing things that are fun vs. doing things that are just “good for you”.
When I was doing MMA… Two hours of working out went by in a flash.
It was FUN.
The hour long workout last night? Spin for 25 mins then weights.
I must have looked at that clock 30 times in that hour.
Was it a great workout? Absolutely.
Was it, in fact, a better calorie burner AND muscle builder than the Boxing and Jiu Jitsu? Why yes – yes it was.
It is more convenient to my schedule than the times offered by ANY jiu jitsu gym in Charlotte? Indeedy-roo.
Is it closer to my house than any jiu jitsu gym in Charlotte? Check.
Is it 50% CHEAPER than the cheapest jiu jitsu / boxing program in Charlotte? You got it.
Am I FAR FAR less likely to injure myself at the regular gym than in an MMA training program? Yuppers.
Are there infinitely MORE reasons that I should WORK OUT AT THE GYM and NOT IN ANY WAY GO BACK TO THE MMA TRAINING?! Oui, Si, Da, and “yes” in all the other languages.
Am I going to do the “right thing” and not go back to the MMA training? Yes.
I just wish the “Have to” didn’t make me so sad.