Wednesday, December 17, 2014


So I successfully dragged myself to the gym and did my strength session. However, I was more than mildly annoyed when the Hip Hop Cycle still did not have our normal instructor back. I love the girl who filled in, but I was more than ready for zoning out and gettin' my swag on. I actually have to think when someone else is leading with a different routine.

That led me to thinking about how many "health" habits I am stuck in.

1. At the Cycle class, I have to have the same bike every time, have to have it set up at least 10 minutes before class and I want the same instructor. I'd even like it if the same people were on either side of me too.
2. When I do strength stuff, I have to use the same machines every time. Even though my gym has three sets of machines, I use the same ones every time because the other ones "feel weird".
3. When I run on a treadmill, I would like the same one every time. I'd like to have a TV show that I like on, or else I have to have Netflix or Hulu. I have to have water and chapstick.
4. When I go out to eat, I have to get a salad or else I feel like I have cheated. Even if what I got was healthier than a salad.
5. I like to go to the gym at the same time everyday because the same people are there. After work at around 5 and on weekends early in the morning.

I think I just self-diagnosed myself with health OCD. I'm kind of ok with it. I have gotten much better with my actual running. I still obsessively stick to a training schedule, but I'm more willing to run in less than ideal weather and with less than ideal energy than I used to be. I should probably work on flexibility in my life...

What health habits are you stuck in? 

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha ha, I don't think you are OCD! Most people I know have their "favorite" of something like that! Like, I like to sit in the same type of seat on the train! :)

    My health habits are about documentation - like I always document the weather for my runs and I take a photo to document each workout. LOL