You might need to grab a chair for this one because this next sentence is going to shock you.
I, Cristina Formichelli, have been going to the gym.
If you need time to reread that and come back to the rest of the article I understand.
In high school I was very active, I played a sport every season, so I never really needed to focus on staying fit since I was literally ALWAYS at practice. Once I got to college, however, things changed. I think I walked into the gym LESS than ten times the entire year? Like, that bad.
This year, however, I found something that keeps me going back.
I thought I'd share this knowledge with all of you, in case some of you are going through something similar. Or, if you're just looking for a way to get yourself actually EXCITED about going, you're in the right place. Get ready, because here it comes:
Start a new Netflix series, podcast, or some form of entertainment that you ONLY consume at the gym.
Maybe some of you don't know this, but I absolutely LOVE "The Try Guys." I eat up every single bit of content they put out. That being said, I absolutely adore their most recent project, the "TryPod," which is their podcast! Since I've been at school, I've been missing out on time to watch it AND having trouble fitting into my day a time when I could sit down and pay attention (they have a video version that I prefer).
I finally made a rule with myself — Cristina, under NO circumstances can you watch the "TryPod" unless you are on a treadmill. No exceptions.
So I've been sticking to it! Every weekday I look forward to half an hour I spend watching half an episode of the "TryPod" while I run. I'm very behind and won't catch up for a while still, so that's what's been keeping me going!
I've been feeling so much better about myself now that I've been going too. Much prouder, since my freshman year I hardly did anything productive other than schoolwork. Even still, other than Odyssey and my honors organization that hardly meets, I still haven't gotten involved a ton with organizations at the school, that's my next project.
Anyways, I hope this helps anyone! I just thought I'd share with you guys how I've been able to get my lazy ass up after classes and go to the gym, maybe it can help you too!
If you need advice on what to start, Netflix's original "Big Mouth" will have you laughing and you'll want to work out for even longer to keep binge-watching. Similarly, another Netflix original, "Disenchantment," just came out with a new season, which will probably be my next form of entertainment when I start running out of "TryPods."
See? Easy. Now, get in there!