Yesterday I went to the gym as usual but I did a different workout than I usually do- in fact I had never done this workout before, but I found it and wanted to try it out. Halfway through, I was so sweaty and tired that I wanted to give up. Well I completed the workout, and I went home and showered. While in the shower, I was thinking about why I even started working out in the first place. Late last year, I was very stressed out and depressed. I had just graduated with my Bachelors, I had just lost my job, I was applying to graduate schools, and I just broke up with my boyfriend. So I wasn’t really doing anything with my life, which was different and weird. I was used to being busy and enjoying the little free time I had. Now, I had a lot of free time. To make things worse, I had lost my closest friends. For whatever reason, they just stopped talking to me (and I still don’t know why till this day.) I felt very lonely and bored, which was simply no bueno. One Friday night they had a little homecoming event at my high school and I went just to get out the house. There, two of old classmates were talking with me, and they simply invited me out to dinner right after that event. I didn’t go, but after that they always invited me out, and one of those times was to a Zumba class. I had never done Zumba but heard it was fun, so I gave it a try. After that Zumba session, I worked out with my friend. I became upset with myself, because I had a hard time. I used to be very active and here I was struggling. After that workout, I talked with my friend about the troubles I was going through, so she suggested I continued coming to the gym. This was in November 2011. Since then, I stuck to it and go to the gym because I wanted to be healthy again, and happy. Me and my new friends always hang out, and I'm comfortable with myself. Going to the gym is great because it is all about you- you are your enemy and your friend. You challenge yourself, and amaze yourself. But most of all, it is your alone time. When I go, my mind is at ease. I get to think about everything in my life, and really understand myself. Ladies, once and while just let your mind be at ease. It can be through that, or by simply just sitting under a tree, or taking a walk. When your bottled up, frustrated, or confused, I recommend this.