There's a problem when you go to the same gym as the people you work with.
You know how sometimes you just want to go there and do your thing, and not talk to anyone? Maybe because you don't have time, want to stay focused, or maybe just because you have a huge fucking cold sore on your face? (That last one was from a while back.)
Good luck. Work people always want to talk. And at 6 in the morning, the last thing I want to talk about is work. I'm going to be there in 2 hours anyway, so why don't we talk about work while we're at work? Isn't that a crazy idea?
The other downfall is if you take a day off.
I didn't workout this morning. I didn't go for a run, either. I opted to take that extra hour of sleep and cherish it, hold it, love it, and vow to never let it go. Unfortunately, the alarm clock went off anyway and fucked that up, so I got up and went to work.
When I got to there, I had the work/gym people all over me - "Where were ya?", "Skipping workouts, eh?" - shit like that. I wanted to take my pen and stab them in the eye.
I'm glad they are there for motivation, but someone missing ONE day does not constitute falling off the wagon. I don't need an intervention. Someone needs to explain to them (with extreme prejudice) that "rest" is also part of a workout. I'm down 15 pounds and my speed is slowly coming back, and if they think I'm going to jeopardize that, they are crazy.
Luckily for them, I'm as cheerful as a Smurf on ecstasy once I strap on my "Customer Service" face, so no one got hurt - and since I'm running 7 miles tomorrow and all of them are wusses who whine about anything over 5K, they can kiss my ass.
Wow - I've just re-read what I've typed, and I guess I'm a dick when I don't get my exercise high in the morning. Who knew?
Maybe I do need that intervention after all....