Monday, January 7, 2013

The Gym - What are we afraid of??

As I mentioned last week, I joined a gym.  And it honestly feels great to being back to working out.  Not only am I running on the treadmill but I'm also lifting arms are crying right now from this mornings work out.  

This gym is what I used to think as a such an intimidating place to go.  I live in a smaller city so there are not a lot of options and I didn't want to spend a bunch of money so my options were even less.  This isn't a "Girls Only Gym", it's more of a guys gym with a few females I've seen.  I've gone there four times now and of those times I've only seen only 2 other girls working out there.  Most of the time I walk in and it's all guys...ugh right??  I mean I am not the most in-shape looking person, so I can only imagine what these guys must be thinking when I walk in the gym.  This is where I realize that things have changed for me. 

I used to care what those thoughts were what other people had of me when I walked into a gym or when I would attempt to run outside years ago.  Now...I honestly don't care.  That doesn't mean that there isn't a split second where my mind makes me want to turn around and wait until there is no one else there...ha!...but instead I just walk in and do my thing.  I may not be body building like 90% of the guys in there...but I belong there.  

It's kinda like the question I'm constantly asking this what's best for me to be the best mom for Miss H?  This questions keeps me from making bad food choices, it's what makes me walk into those gym pride isn't going to get in the way!

This past Saturday I walked into the gym full of men already working out at 9am.  WTH???  Don't these people sleep in??  I stretched and jumped on a treadmill and busted out 2 miles, did some weights and then did another mile.  I couldn't believe how good I felt running.  It hasn't felt good in a long time and I was so excited to see myself being able to run further than 1.5 miles!  

Not that fast, but it's better than nothing...and I'll take that anytime!

And dang it felt amazing being able to do that in front of all those guys at the gym Saturday morning.  I'm sure they probably weren't paying attention at all or could have cared less about what I was doing, but it was a confidence booster to be able to walk into a gym and do my thing and show them that I'm not just a girl who is on a new year high and will die out after a few weeks...I've been doing this!!! 

Getting up at 5am's hard but I've been doing it.  Maybe this will make me a morning person???  ha!  Let's not get carried away now!

Wishful thinking never hurt anyone right??

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