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My mind has officially been blown. THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENS.

This is how it is. You might think that gyms and the fitness society is to help people get healthier and only for that, but you’re wrong. The world goes around money, that’s all. It’s incredible unfair, and it’s incredibly scary.

For your own good - watch this!

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Legs are still feeling almost as bad as they did the day after training. This is day 4. Feeling a little discouraged right now. I walked 2 miles the day after but have not been back to the gym since because I am physically incapable of doing my running. Was supposed to be doing the entire training routine again today. Going to rest and stretch today and go back tomorrow and see what I can do.

Blah...weights

Tired this morning. Sore from yesterday’s workout. Trying to get back into my routine so dragged into the gym anyway. Just kinda floated around and did whatever I wanted. Tried out some new exercises.

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The Gym You Always Dreamed About

The good kind of fitness porn, right here. 

The second one always makes me drool. Though I recognize the last one from some videos, though I don’t remember whose it is.

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Weights before work!

Definitely need to eat prior to hitting the gym if I am going to doing my hour of weights at 5 AM instead of PM. For whatever reason running on the empty stomach in the morning is fine but I was feeling a bit sick by the time I finished the weights. Going forward I will have a protein bar. It is hard for me to eat much that early.

Morning Workout!

Started with a warmup run which felt good. I am enjoying doing interval running. Keeps the treadmill interested and helps me to work on my steady pace.

Killer legs!

It was a legs day in strength training class and I am gonna be hurtin’ somethin’ fierce in the morning! Walking lunges, side squats, goblet squats, frog squats & overhead squats. Really feeling pretty awesome at the moment though.

First Training Day!

Using the Gym Hero app to track my weights.

Also started with a 1 mile incline walk - 15 min. mile pace.

Savage Race 2013 - Training Begins

I have not registered for the Savage Race yet. I am upping my training to the point it will have to be at from now till the race in October and I am registering in July. I want to see how my body handles the increase.

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Up early, headed to gym in a few. Last Tuesday was my first weights class and it was lower body. The squats DESTROYED my quads and I have not run since then. Technically they were good to go by Saturday, but it actually took that many days. Was totally not prepared for that! Looking forward to a quick run this morning and weights class tomorrow. Should be lower body again since Thursday was upper. Really looking forward to it!

Had my first ‘Women on Weights’ class at my local YMCA! It was awesome. I tried to run afterwards but my legs would not cooperate. I am incredibly sore today, especially my quads from the squats. I feel very accomplished though, and this is just what I was looking for. Next class is tomorrow!

Had my first ‘Women on Weights’ class at my local YMCA! It was awesome. I tried to run afterwards but my legs would not cooperate. I am incredibly sore today, especially my quads from the squats. I feel very accomplished though, and this is just what I was looking for. Next class is tomorrow!

This morning was my second morning going to the gym before work. yesterday I did a .3 mile warmup on the elliptical and then a 2 mile hills run on the treadmill. This morning I did the 2 mile hills run again and then used weights for 15 minutes or so.
I also signed up for a weights class starting next Tuesday. It will be 8 - 1 hour sessions, 2 times a week. The course “teaches proper form and fundamentals while providing an excellent workout.” I am really psyched about it and will also start incorporating swimming for my cross training on the same nights as the weights class. It seems like it would be the perfect cool down from the weights.

This morning was my second morning going to the gym before work. yesterday I did a .3 mile warmup on the elliptical and then a 2 mile hills run on the treadmill. This morning I did the 2 mile hills run again and then used weights for 15 minutes or so.

I also signed up for a weights class starting next Tuesday. It will be 8 - 1 hour sessions, 2 times a week. The course “teaches proper form and fundamentals while providing an excellent workout.” I am really psyched about it and will also start incorporating swimming for my cross training on the same nights as the weights class. It seems like it would be the perfect cool down from the weights.

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I have been going to gyms for the past 16 years and I have never felt overly self-conscious at them no matter what my weight was. I know that this is not the case for a lot of people and that a lot of people have to overcome fear to go to the gym and use the equipment and share the locker rooms.
For anyone who is nervous at the gym I can at least say that speaking for myself I rarely notice anyone else when I am working out. When I do it will either be purely aesthetic appreciation for someones strength while they are doing something I am incapable of doing (like pull-ups) or it will be to feel incredibly proud of someone who is clearly overcoming obstacles  to be there at the gym. This can really apply to anyone who doesn’t blend in as the average gym member at whatever gym I am at.
When I see individuals who are heavier than the majority of those they are sharing equipment with, those who are much older, the occasional unsure teenagers that are there alone, or individuals with obvious disabilities that are not being held back, I do notice these people in passing and I would be lying if I said I didn’t. I never notice their body types or judge where they are at in their journey. I have no idea what their goals are. But the same strength that brought them to the gym, gives me strength. We all have our battles, some are just more obvious than others.
Never am I “bothered” by anyone of any body type or skill at the gym. I am never disgusted. I never notice anyone else paying notice to others. Never do I think less of someone or hear others voicing any feelings like this. If anything, I think more of every person I see there.
Don’t fear the gym. When you are there, everyone else there is working on themselves just like you are working on yourself.

I have been going to gyms for the past 16 years and I have never felt overly self-conscious at them no matter what my weight was. I know that this is not the case for a lot of people and that a lot of people have to overcome fear to go to the gym and use the equipment and share the locker rooms.

For anyone who is nervous at the gym I can at least say that speaking for myself I rarely notice anyone else when I am working out. When I do it will either be purely aesthetic appreciation for someones strength while they are doing something I am incapable of doing (like pull-ups) or it will be to feel incredibly proud of someone who is clearly overcoming obstacles  to be there at the gym. This can really apply to anyone who doesn’t blend in as the average gym member at whatever gym I am at.

When I see individuals who are heavier than the majority of those they are sharing equipment with, those who are much older, the occasional unsure teenagers that are there alone, or individuals with obvious disabilities that are not being held back, I do notice these people in passing and I would be lying if I said I didn’t. I never notice their body types or judge where they are at in their journey. I have no idea what their goals are. But the same strength that brought them to the gym, gives me strength. We all have our battles, some are just more obvious than others.

Never am I “bothered” by anyone of any body type or skill at the gym. I am never disgusted. I never notice anyone else paying notice to others. Never do I think less of someone or hear others voicing any feelings like this. If anything, I think more of every person I see there.

Don’t fear the gym. When you are there, everyone else there is working on themselves just like you are working on yourself.

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30 Day Running Challenge, Day 26: The only day in the challenge where I’m going to ask you to run: go run a mile as fast as you can and tell us about it!

Ugh. 12:19.

I WILL get to 10:00.