Jul 1, 2014

Six Week Progress

It’s been about six weeks now since I started really lifting weights. Before then I would only lift weights if my boyfriend was with me. With our different work schedules, that only happened maybe once or twice a week. I was always afraid to go into the “men’s” section by myself. I don’t refer to it as the “men’s” section anymore, by the way.

I’m at that point now where I’m addicted. Yesterday morning before my boyfriend left for work I was telling him how sore I was. I told him, “My legs are sore, my back is sore and my shoulders are sore. I wonder what I should work out today.” He made a gesture that meant sleep. I asked, “Rest?” He said, “Yes.” I just laughed and said, “I can’t!” I totally believe in rest days! And I used to jump at any reason to skip the gym. But now I like to save my rest days for later in the week. 

Heck yes I went to the gym in my Heisenberg shirt!

I can honestly say that once you get into a routine, it becomes so much more difficult to give up. My alarm goes off at 4:20 every morning and now my body is used to that. I literally jump out of bed and throw my cute gym clothes on. I even style my hair real quick too. It may sound weird but those things make me feel good when I’m there. And you have to feel good when you are at the gym. If I went in there with baggy clothes on and frumpy hair, I may not put as much of my heart into it. Maybe that’s just me.

I have a lot of people make comments to me like ‘I don’t know how you do it’ or ‘I can’t see how you make it to the gym five days a week’. I have no explanation for that. I just do it. I don’t allow myself to make excuses anymore. And like I’ve said before, once you start seeing results, it becomes addicting. I love finding new muscles and feeling strong. It’s an amazing feeling!  

I try to be consistent with things but I usually end up not following through. Remember how proud I was of myself for finishing the Whole 30? It was amazing that I actually finished something! So if I can keep up with my workouts so can you! It's very do-able. Make yourself a priority and start now. It's not selfish. It's necessary.

Photo on the left was taken six weeks ago.
Photo on the right was taken this past Sunday.

I am so incredibly proud of my arms!

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