Okay, hooked is a strong word. Even still, I’m keeping up with this fitness business and thought it was time for a bit of an update. At the minute I go to the gym 3/4 times most weeks and fit in a pole class too. Yup, I’m not training for the Olympics, but from being a complete lazy bones I don’t think I’ve done bad. I wouldn’t say I’ve seen huge changes body wise or that I’ve even been keeping track much, but I now like the post gym feels.
It is difficult to stick to though. I’ve had weeks where I’ve lagged a bit, looked in the mirror on a fat day and thought sod this. It happens to us all. Buuuut, after a few off occasions I’ve found worked out the ways that help me get back to it, and stick at it.
Fit it in as much as possible.
It’s only in the last few weeks that I’ve been trying to do this. When I think I’ve got a bit of time to fit in another gym trip or an extra class, I just go. I stop internally debating about it, pack my bag and set off. If I go and I’m completely rubbish and cba to spend longer than 5 minutes on a treadmill then that’s fine, because I’ve got myself up and I’ve been. Right now I try to do three morning trips, then fit an extra one in if I’ve got free time (& I’m bored with nothing to do!).
Okay, I’ve seen the good and bad sides to gym buddies. It’s great when you’ve got someone to lol with about the fact you can’t work out how to use that weird weight-y thing, but for me it can have its down sides… As in me & my gym buddy can easily sit and talk ourselves out of going at all. You know the usual ‘I’m not going if you’re not going’ thing. I really think if I’d not braved up to just going regularly on my own, then I would have sacked it off the minute my gym buddy wasn’t constantly around. It’s nice to have someone to go with, but I’m okay with being a Billy no mates too. Unless said gym buddy is a PT, in that case – be clingy as hellll.
Suss out your motivator.
It’s taken me a while to work out what really gets me ready to work out. In the past I’ve been into fitness accounts on Instagram, but recently I’m more about new gym clobber and seeing working out as a way to de-stress. The buying of new gym outfits needs no explanation – I like a fancy lycra outfit that doesn’t make me feel like I look completely horrific. Ha. De-stressing is a tad more important – I know now that doing something physical is a good way to zone out and forget about all those grown up things. That’s got me up and going more than anything, as I know I’ll feel better for it once I’ve been.youtube / bloglovin / twitter / facebook / pinterest / tumblr / instagram