Thursday, February 13, 2014

What are you going to be today? A gym rat or a couch potato....

Today I woke up and honestly did not feel like starting my workout routine back up.  My lower back was aching and I did not want to overdo it but knew I couldn't just skip working out.  I kept telling myself I would and kept finding excuses not to the past few weeks.  I would think to myself:
  • I am too busy with school
  • I am too tired!
  • The girls will get into trouble if I go work out in the garage
  • My back is achy
  • I have a migraine
The list could go on and on....but I realized the only person I am hurting by making the decision to skip my workouts is myself!  I am sick of being tired all the time and want to get back into shape.  Well, in order to do that I have to make the effort to get myself into my garage "home gym" and do the workouts.  We all know sitting around doing very little activity is NOT going to get you the results you want.

I had to decide if I wanted to be a couch potato....

Or a gym rat...

I decided I would do my workout while the girls were eating their lunch thinking this would keep them out of trouble.  Unfortunately they finished lunch mid workout but thanks to my sister Nicole the girls each had a fun Valentine's day activity they did for the last half of my workout.  I will be honest my arms were so shaky afterwards that when I drank some water I thought it was going to just dump all over me!!  At least I can look myself in the mirror today and be able to say "I killed that workout!" instead of saying "I really am going to start living a healthier life and start my workouts tomorrow!"  I feel so much better about myself just from one 45 minute weightlifting workout.  Plus I realized how much I actually missed that feeling I get after my workout...feeling my muscles being sore and tired after a good workout, the energy I get from it, and the excitement for my next work out!

For those of you wondering what made my arms limp noodles, it was Jamie Eason's LiveFit Trainer which I will link below.

Do yourself a solid and bust out a workout!  It doesn't have to be a really long one, just take baby steps, but I promise your body will love you for it.  Taking care of yourself is the best thing you can do for yourself and you deserve to be happy and healthy!

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