Thursday, November 04, 2010
Like may people I have an 8-4:30 job, 5 days a week. I have the weekends off. So I went for the monday, wednesday Saturday routine with maybe an occational tuesday or thursday thrown in.
Last weekend I really focused on my weight training. I went saturday morning around 11 a.m. The gym was pretty low key with few people there, the sun was streaming through the windows and it was a happy day! I really took my time doing the reps and pushed myself. I learned what specific machines were and how to use them properly.
Then I went on Monday. After work. For some reason Mondays are always the busiest, and I felt lost in a crowd when trying to do my weight training. It was a dreary day so it was dark outside, the music was blaring, and there were muscle-heads everywhere grunting and sweating. To say the least I felt a little uncomfortable and rushed. Im not usually a self-conscious person, but I felt like there were always eyes on me. I felt rushed, because someone was almost always waiting to use my machine- so I didn't focus as much on my reps, correct positioning or what amount of weight was just right. I also am a little rushed to get home and showered by 6 so I can relax.
Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the after work crowd. So we've just got to go with it, focus on ourselves. One good thing is that I was able to get my questions answered by SOMEONE about how to use a specific machine. I also had plenty of people to observe for examples.
But hey- we're all at the gym for the same overall reason- to get in better shape and be healthy!
I want to ENJOY my time at the gym, not rush through it.
Cheers to those who hate crowded gyms and being rushed!