Today I was able to sneak a workout in after I dropped off the twins at Preschool! Its a special treat when I can take some time for myself like that during the day. The vibe at Planet Fitness during the day is MUCH nicer than in the evenings when everyone is trying to cram in their workout and get home to do whatever else it is that they have to get done. Truth be told, I don't get to Planet Fitness very often lately because I do my workouts at the station gym or home. I'm glad I went today. I was able to get a base run in and watch the news. I NEVER, I repeat NEVER get to watch the morning news so that was a nice distraction for me. I am still finding running INCREDIBLY boring- I am pretty sure that I always will.
Another nice thing about hitting the gym in the morning- free weight benches. It was glorious to be able to grab some weights and a bench and bang out some of my Body Beast routines. There were a couple of ladies about my age next to me struggling on what arm workouts to do, what weights to use and whether to stand or use the bench, etc. I remember that was me a few years back before I had a structured routine. Even then when I thought I had a structured routine- it is nothing compared to the structure that Body Beast provides me. So I offered some help. The me 5 months ago would have just stared at them with my resting bitch face and kept going with my own routine. The upside about this coaching is that I have broken through the barrier of approaching strangers and talking to them about health and fitness related things. All the self confidence that I have gained back certainly helps too. So, I helped these ladies with what I knew about dynamic set training and they were actually really friendly and eager to learn. It felt good to pay it forward in a positive, healthy, helpful way.
Just your average 30- something who finally found the motivation to make a fit and healthy lifestyle change. Now I'm trying to motivate others to do the same!