Tuesday, April 24, 2012
So yesterday I went to the gym before work and then last night my boyfriend and I went to the gym and did weights. I have a field trip today to Washington DC. So I am looking forward to being able to walk around a lot. Because I went to the gym twice yesterday and I am walking all day today I still count this as not breaking my AM exercising streak (plus when we finished the gym last night it was around midnight, which is still techincally the morning lol). Last night at the gym was awesome. I really avoid strength training. I don't like it and it is difficult for me, so I and drawn more towards cardio. However, my boyfriend was a great motivator last night. We had the gym to ourselves most of the night, which was nice because I could try the things he was having me do and push myself without feeling embarrassed. I also tried free weights for the first time in my life. This was after I had done all of the weight machines, so my body had a very difficult time. However, he was very patient with me and kept pushing me. I pushed myself harder than I ever have before. I am still a little disappointed with my performance, but he said I did better than he was expecting, so that's good. I really need to go once a week with him and do that again. We were at the gym for 2.5 hours. It was really nice being able to hang out and spend time together in an athletic environment. It is also a very different kind of connection to do weight lifting with someone that you've been dating since hs. On one hand you feel a little vulnerable, but on the other it's really nice to share in that way.