Some people love the gym. If you’re one of those people, I’m not here to tell you not to go.
For some of us, we’ve traded what could be fun and a chance at life experiences in for that treadmill. Or that stationary bike.
For me, I found if I’m going to hop into the car, drive a half hour to the gym, shower, drive back… Can’t I do something better with my time? And still get the same rewards?
When you have certain pets, you can. A dog can provide a couple of hours of play time easily. You’ll be happier, your pet is happier. You’ll have created memories.
Save the gym for when it’s raining/too cold. Change it from the thing you do every day, into the place you go when you absolutely can’t go do the things you love.