When you’re new in the gym please don’t…………..

When you’re new in the gym please don’t hang your head or feel out of place.  I noticed a new person working out shyly when  I was at the gym on Monday night. I could see that they were intimidated by the gym rats. I wanted to go over and say “don’t give up!”. We were all there at one time, and the truth is, that we are all there to improve our body and mind. As a self professed gym rat I  want  you to know that it is such a great step that you have taken for your health. Despite what a few people say most of us are excited for you and want you to stick with it. So welcome to the club and let’s all improve our health at our own pace.

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How can it be that one day……………..

How can it be that my Saturday’s yoga practice took all that I had to complete and Sunday felt like I could go another 2 hours? I have similar experiences in the weight room as well. There are days that I can barely get through my workout and other days that there is not enough weight in the gym . I am constantly challenging myself and on days that I struggle I tell myself, give it 10 minutes. I know that if I can get through the early part I can complete my session. The key for me is to not give it up and enjoy the reward of a successful workout. So my question today is, do you face these same challenges and how do you overcome them?

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Healthy variety....so good

beans,chicken, rice,spinach,tomatoes, peppers

Healthy variety….so good

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When you’re in the gym what do you say when someone…….

I am looking for some advise on how to handle something that has been happening to me in the gym over the last few months. I will be in the middle of a workout and someone will come up very close to the weights on the machine that I am using and look at the number. They don’t say anything and walk away. I start to think do they think I should be lifting more ? Then I remind myself that it’s about proper form and high reps for me and carry on. So my question would be is there a funny thing I can say or should I ask the person if they have a question about my routine. I don’t want to go without helping a person if the are curious but I don’t want to come on too strong either. Your thoughts?

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New hand position for military presses

I am excited about this new “open hand” military press that I used today. I could definitely feel a different part of my shoulders being worked when performing this exercise. It feels good to mix up my routine.

New hand position for military presses

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What beautiful weather for an off day from the gym

I just stepped outside to get some fresh air and couldn’t believe how beautiful it was outside. As I was taking in the fresh air I remembered that this is a rest day from the gym/yoga. I am feeling so connected and strong that I know this positive energy will carry over to tomorrows workout. It’s going to be so nice to hit my workout with this feeling. I know it will be a great one !

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Today I am only going to do the exercise that is difficult

So this past week I have found myself really enjoying some of my favorite workout routines. As I finished my 90 degree pull-ups, which is my favorite, I started to think that maybe the reason I like them so much is because they have become easy for me. So today I am going to do exercises that I have had difficulty with and challenge my body for performance improvement. I am already getting excited about tonight’s workout knowing that I it will be tougher than usual but the payoff will be worth it.

 

 

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