Motivation: Failure is not an option.
Motivation from the app: No matter how slow you go, you are lapping the person still sat on the couch. *high five* to that sentiment.
Every time I have visited the gym I have come out with a blistering headache that I simply don’t get after exercising outside.
For the first few weeks I put it down to being in a different indoor environment but then, very slowly, a memory started to seep into my brain. “Hang on, this has happened before,” it said. And, in fact, I actually went to the doctors about it several years ago. Doh!
“Allergies,” he said.
“You’re saying I’m allergic to exercise?” In my head I was already burning all my exercise gear.
“Well more likely something in the gym. Try taking an anti-histamine before you exercise, that should sort it,” he said. I should add this was after he did blood pressure and other checks.
I had forgotten about it until now and, as I recently had blood pressure checks and I’m healthy- ish, I took one a pill before my workout yesterday and bingo no more headache. I’m very anti medication but I also can’t just lay down when I get home from the gym because my head is pounding so I suppose this will be what I do until it’s warm enough for me to run outside again.
You may also notice that I managed to complete week 6, day 2 on the second attempt. I was determined not to fail again and even though by the end I could have probably walked on the treadmill at the speed it was set to, I made it.
Next: 22 minutes, non-stop. Part of me wishes I had stuck with this one for a couple more tries!
Has anyone else found they are allergic to the gym?
#ThisGirlCan… thanks to an anti-histamine.