I want fitness in my life but I don’t want exercise to take up too much of my life. So I never hit the gym but I like to maintain a certain physique.
For the entirety of my career, I had a rigorous workout routine which meant much of my free time was spent at various gyms. Routines that can only be done at gyms.
I looked great, felt great and was in peak physical condition. But at a cost of “living” and leisure time.
It was work, training, workout and repeat.
My profession didn’t exactly allow for much social or fun time, but my exercise curriculum reduced that to nearly zero. It consumed what little free time I had in my life.
So after I retired and started vagabonding to travel the world as a lifestyle, hitting up gyms on a regular basis was not possible, nor did I want that in my new life.
If I did want to continue with such a strict curriculum on the road, my travels and lifestyle would have been dictated by the need to find a gym, get a decent membership and schedule time for it. Mind you, this is while erratically jumping cities and countries.
After retiring I had no direct need to be in such optimal physical condition, but I did want to be fit and strong.
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