It's not that I don't like the gym or lifting weights, I would just much rather be outside in the fresh air (no matter the weather) getting my sweat on.
I do body weight exercises at home (squats, planks, wall sits, tricep dips) but not consistently, it's only on a "if I feel like it" basis, which yeah- is not all that often ;)
I need structure. I need it to have it written in my trusty planner that goes everywhere with me. So I took on yet another Instagram Challenge from my friend Erin (fit4finn) and for the next 30 days, I'm committing to lifting weights, at the gym, 3 times a week (or more if I have time). I will obviously keep this trend going after the 30 days, but it's a good starting point.
So today after work, I had exactly an hour before I had to pick the kids up from school. I had my gym bag packed and high tailed it to the gym, eating my heavenly VitaTop muffin on the way there.
I quickly changed and made the most of my time, I lifted heavy (probably too heavy considering I haven't hit the weights in a few months) and I worked my entire body. I'm only going 3 times a week, so I'm doing full body instead of a different muscle group each day. Ya gotta do what works best for you.
I look a lot more excited than I really was
35-40 sweaty minutes later, I was done and felt so happy to be back in the gym (and the trainers & employees still remember me- bonus! Haha). I came home after getting the kids from school and took advantage of the 70 weather and got in a nice 3 miler (walk/run- what my foot can handle right now)
Look at those guns-in-process
I plan to make big changes over the next few months. I can honestly say I'm giving it my 100%, I'm committed.
So day 1 is in the books and my other gym days will be Wednesday and Thursday, with cardio on Tuesday, Wednesdag and Friday (10 miler!).
I can already tell it's going to hurt to move tomorrow :-)