I used to love going to the gym, but my life has become busy and time has started to slip away. I eventually stopped going to the gym because of this. But I don’t regret it at all. Exercising at home has made my life so much easier. To show you the difference, let me give you a rundown of my typical trip to the gym.

I would change, do my hair (because you have to look good in the gym, I mean, do girls look cool?), get in the car, drive for 15 minutes, work out, drive for 15 minutes and come home. Pretty typical workout. But have you noticed the time cost of going to the gym versus staying home? That’s 30 minutes of wasted time traveling in my car. Not to mention the time it took me to change for the gym. If I had stayed home, I would have been ready in a flash! Advantage #1 Going to the gym requires time commitment, while working out at home does not.

The second reason why exercising at home is better is that there are other people inside the gym. To dig into that, it’s the intimidating guys and the extremely attractive girls. As a skinny guy, every time I walk into the gym I get intimidated by gym freaks who spend most of their life in the gym. They’re there flexing in the mirror and lifting weights that would instantly crush me. At home I’m the strongest guy there is! I love that feeling and I refuse to give it up.

Girls in the gym are a completely different topic. I can’t stop starring, it’s as simple as that! I am constantly finding new ways to capture a look without them (or anyone else) even realizing it. This detracts from me and distracts me from exercising. I love them but I’d rather be able to focus, and don’t tell me to ignore it and focus in the gym. The females are a place to celebrate. At home all I have to look at is my own mug. Which I like, but she doesn’t look like Kate Upton. Advantage #2 No distractions!

The third reason I like to exercise at home is that it’s cheaper in the long run. At least for me because the number of weights I can handle is not heavier than me (yet!). Also, the price of my membership at the local gym is ridiculous. I bought some cheap dumbbells and a straight bar at a local garage sale (yes, mom, you said garage sales are good places for deals). They may not be glamorous, but they get the job done. I mostly just do a workout I found online called “the skinny guy home workout.” Sp Advantage #3… Money!!

In general, exercising at home is better because I don’t have to go to work, I don’t get distracted or intimidated, and because it has been cheaper in the long run! Join my cause to quit the gym and work out at home!

Thank you for reading!!

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