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Morning to the Gym

Thursday, May 10, 2012

So my goal this week is to go to the gym three times this week. I picked tuesday for upper body, thursday for lower body and eight saturday or sunday for upper body. I have a gym membership but never been religious about going.

So this morning my alarm goes off and I think well I can sleep 30 min longer and still have enough time for the gym. I've already had eight hours of sleep by this point but I'm think about the twelve hours I 'work' everyday (its not strenuous work mostly desk work). So almost an hour and half goes by and I look at the clock and think oh no I gotta go I can't skip the gym today. I get there and try to hide as usual. I think it's seven o'clock so most of the business people are already gone. Instead I get surrounded by old people showing me up. I'm not in shape I can't run for long periods of time and I'm trying a new routine so I look silly. In front of all these people.

I didn't push myself as hard as I did the first day. I learned that and cut out a little earlier then I should of but I went. I left feeling frustrated at the gym and tired. On the way home I did some thinking. One I'm still pushing to hard. I think that I still need to be active all the time trying to do cardio every day and extra things around the house. I can't push myself. Baby steps are the way to go, my body is no used to this much activity. I'm doing good and loosing weight I need to stop stressing and go on with life.

The gym is not my friend but I have hopes that just like eating 1500 hundred calories seemed hard I soon found out it wasn't. Soon hopefully going to the gym with be something fun.
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  • no profile photo BURGSKATEICER
    I had never ever been fully comfortable in a gym before I joined Planet Fitness. I truly didn't feel judged there. I suppose I probably wasn't being judged in other gyms, but I felt as though everyone could tell that I was out of shape! But that's what a gym is for, right?

    Also keep in mind: even if you don't push yourself, every single step that you take towards your goals is one step more than you would have taken if you were too intimidated. And baby steps is totally the way to go so that your body isn't shocked by being worked too hard! You're totally right about that. So, even if you didn't feel like you did your best today, bravo!
    2262 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/10/2012 4:21:46 PM
  • MJLEIGHTON
    I used to find the Gym incredibly intimidating. Especially when I was in college and had classes with a lot of the people at my gym. I find that cranking up my music really high helped to drown it all out. Now I actually get a better work out in a gym than I do at home and I don't even need headphones. It will get easier! and just remember, the other people at the gym are there for a reason and more than likely they were once exactly where you are today when they started :)
    2263 days ago
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