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  • Writer's pictureErica

Facing Fears: What Kept You Out of the Gym Before COVID-19.

It was a warm, summer day in Indy. I was on call but at home at the time. For the eighth time, my husband asked me if I wanted to go to the gym with him. I had a list of excuses ready to go as this wasn't the first he'd asked me to accompany him. Well, I'm on call. What if I get all sweaty and get called in? I don't even know what I'm doing at the gym. I don't know how to use any of the equipment. You see where I'm going with this? However, on this day, I took a deep breath and just simply replied, "Okay." Now were all those apprehensions playing in my head as we took the short drive to the nearest LA Fitness? Uh, yes! Nevertheless, I sat in the passenger seat gazing out of the window ready to embark on a new venture for me.

We pulled up at the gym. Before getting out of the car, I took inventory of my essentials: mus