There was a serious workout strike between the gym and I for about a month or so. I would workout every now and again, but nothing compared to the 5 -7 days a week I was used to. The reason(s) don’t really matter because we all have them. The key is to get back into the groove of things. What I love the most is “muscle memory” because I don’t have to work as hard to gain back what I may have lost. What did I lose you ask?
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My arms weren’t as cut as I wished for the wedding I was in back in July. The little muscle behind I grew took a trip back to my thighs. My once prominent hamstrings ditched the ham and kept the strings. BUT since being back in the gym I must say they are making a quick comeback. Some more than others sadly, but I’ll take what my body will give!
Since my gym return I’ve been sticking to mixing cardio in with weight training. Choosing what body part I want to focus on during 20 – 30 minutes of the stairmaster or elliptical always helps. To mix things up I love searching through Pinterest and Instagram for the different workout regimens, quotes, and monthly challenges.
I’ve finally taken my trainer’s advice and started running at a local park that grants a serious workout. No really, after my first run my face was on fire for 10 minutes during cool down. I’m learning some mental tips for running after reviewing my progress on my Nike + app. The motivation for me to workout has always been to clear my mind, so while I run I think about challenges faced earlier in the day. Honestly before I know it my legs have taken over and I’m just going! I won’t say I love running…yet, but its a great feeling knowing that I can do something I’ve never had an interest in or thought I could do.
Have an amazing weekend & be on the lookout for a little surprise on Instagram!
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