I spent the morning checking out a new workout spot with my favorite gym partner. The place was pretty cool~just being in a different place was good for the soul. This “newness” led me to three revelations! So, unexpected. Of course, I have resolutions (like changing the look and frequency of this blog) but I will share those later. Besides, I find revelations so much more intriguing!
I recently read that sleeping in your workout clothes will urge you to get to the gym. Not so sure about that…it just seems like too much. The best motivation I’ve found for working out is going to the gym. Let me be clear…get in there! Have you ever just gone to the gym and…sat? I’ve tried it, it doesn’t work. You feel and look like a slug. Everyone else is sweating or at least have mastered the seriously intense mid-workout look (slightly labored breathing and a don’t bother me scowl). You get caught up and you’re drawn to the machines. Before you know it, you’ve gotten into a routine. So, go! Just get one foot in the door and everything else will fall into place.
Variety is the spice of life! When you workout in a new place, you can act like you know what you’re doing and act like you’ve been doing it a long time. It’s a confidence booster for the novice or inconsistent (like me). In a new place, nobody knows…
When expected to work in sync, my hand and feet are rhythmically challenged. The machines that require the combination (like ellipticals) are the bane of my existence. What ever happened to my graceful gait? It reminds me of trying to pat my head and rub my tummy at the same time. I just can’t get it together. Either, I move my feet or I move my hands. You can’t get both!
Amazing lessons I’m learning in the gym…I can’t wait to see what the new year holds.