Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Up in the gym just working on my fitness

We survived Monday! That's always promising.. there is hope for the rest of the week(: Anyone notice the song behind my post title? I managed to make it to the gym for the past two days and have since had the Fergie song Fergalicious stuck in my head. Okay, this is a judgement free zone for the rest of this post please!

Confession: I am actually proud of myself for going to the gym two days in a row. BUT I do 100 percent realize that is absolutely pathetic! I know how important fitness is, I've just never been one to bring myself to hit the gym. I have gone through spurts over the years where I will start working out daily and do a great job, until about the week to two week mark hits. Then, as always, it's game over. Sometimes I think something is abnormal with the way I d-r-e-a-d the gym. For some reason Sunday night I randomly decided to go. I did the Elliptical for 30 minutes, stretched, walked and then cycled for 10. I left feeling absolutely amazing and couldn't wait to go back today. Same thing today, I loved it! I would really love to keep this habit up but knowing my past I'm afraid I will loose motivation. Any other beginning fitness goers out there have any suggestions for me?

This semester has brought on a new amount of stress for me. It's not necessarily bad stress. I wouldn't change the fact that my internship requires so much or the fact that I am still babysitting or the other million things going on. I just have realized that all of the things I have taken on do indeed put a lot of pressure on myself. I didn't realized how sever it was until I started noticing a change in my appetite, my sleep and jaw pain. You're probably thinking what in the world does jaw pain have to do with anything. Well after a month of constant irritation in my jaw, giving me headaches I decided to do some research. I realized I have recently started grinding my teeth at night- a sign of stress. That's when I realized I've got to do something about it! These kind of things are not healthy!

With that being said I've decided a new gym habit will be the perfect stress reliever. That is what all the health experts claim anyway, haha. I'm going to attempt to stick with it. Anyone with words of encouragement or motivation tips feel free to leave some kind words(: Maybe since I went public with my big secret of never going to the gym I'll change my ways. We'll see!


  1. Struggling with the same thing right now! I've been super stressed lately, and my husband is a firm believer that working out helps! I went yesterday before work, and am planning on going again tonight. Love the motivational pictures!

  2. I've just hopped back on the gym bandwagon after a long absence! My favorite way to be motivated is to go to classes the gym has to offer--I especially love cycle classes! I also have a goal of making it to the gym at least 20 days in March and am keeping a tally in my planner, for me, having that written out adds extra motivation!

  3. i am the same way! i want to work out but find the task of just making myself GET to the gym is difficult. yet once i am there and work out, i feel amazing!

  4. You go girl! I motivate myself by watching shows:-) I know it sounds lame, but it's my me time catching up on episodes of "Friday Night Lights" or "Greek" on Netflix.

  5. You go girl! You're better than me! I need to be better about it, but I am so tired in the evenings and too exhausted in the morning to get up.

  6. Yay yay yay! I love everything about this post! I actually despise working out, but now I should because it makes me happier and more stress-free! I know exactly how you feel after a long day at school.. it's hard to do something other than write lesson plans when you have so much on your plate! Good luck! We can motivate each other!


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