Monday, February 13, 2012
I am a testament to the power of going to the gym and doing whatever the **** the instructor tells you to do.
I am not athletic. I am not coordinated. I am not (by nature) strong.
But I show up at the gym, four times a week, and do whatever the instructor says.
I run laps around the gym. I lift barbells. I step on the BOSU ball. I lift dumbbells. I step on the step. I do jumping jacks. I hold a plank. I do push-ups. I do sit-ups. I use gliders. I use resistance bands. I stretch. I warm up. I cool down.
I am obedient.
You don't have to know what you're doing!
The instructor will tell you!
All you have to do is show up!
Well, there is one other thing.
You know those little things you do to make it easier? Lifting the weights not quite all the way? Jogging when you're supposed to run? Taking a break from the stepping to get a drink?
Stop doing them.
Make every minute count. Make every move a little bit harder, not a little bit easier.
If you go to the gym, and do what you are told, and stop letting yourself get comfortable, you WILL lose weight. You WILL get stronger. You WILL get healthier. You WILL get faster. You WILL surprise yourself. You WILL become "that person" at the gym!