I’m super pumped!
I’m also pumped that I get out of my Aerobics class on Thursday. Seriously, that’s about as far from aerobics as I think is possible. The class yesterday made us do a total of 120 calf raises, 140 squats, 140 lunges, and 30 burpees. Wow. It’s great, but it hurts!
Also yesterday, I took myself on several wonderful dates. First was a scenic bike ride. Only 30 miles, just around 20 mph. So that was great. Then I took myself to the gym where we got all hot and sweaty…. in the weight room (upper body, because why not?), then I gave myself a new book and spent several hours reading. It was a great night with myself. I know how to treat a girl. ;]
Today’s swim was killer. I loved it, but it was insane. I’m also very glad that I get to skip next Friday’s swim…. it looks scary…
Anywho! I probably need some advice on racing tactics for next week. I’m the low of the low as far as categories go. So who knows what will happen. :’D
Haha I failed. I knew I couldn’t take four days off. Movement helps me relax.
Anyway, I’m in the gym on a stationary bike- studying for a cell bio exam tomorrow night. I’ve got a cycling meeting in a few hours. This is a good use of my time, I believe.
Lol. Basically, swim this morning.
Today I finally took the advice of most of the fitblr blogs I’ve been reading. I lifted heavy. I always thought I was lifting heavy enough, but apparently not. Today I went up crazy amounts in everything. My lat pulls I went up 10, my deltoids free weights I went up over 5, core and triceps I went up 10-15. Same for my rows.
Those are just some of the biggest changes.
I can’t believe I was limiting myself like that for the entire summer. It’s frustrating.
Oh well. From now on I’m going to get stronger.
On the plus side, my workout was faster than it ever was, and yet I’m more tired/sore than I have been in a while.
So now I know what I should be doing.
Remember to lift or go home!
Just finished my weights. Went up in everything. Roll Tide. I can be a cute gymrat now? Yes?
Typically she’s in a sorority shirt, walking 4mph at a 30% incline and browsing through a magazine. She’ll be there for an hour and then she’ll go party and drink more beer in three hours than she’ll drink water in a day (Not stereotyping here, I listen to her talking to her sorority sister on the treadmill on the other side). She’ll also complain about how hard it is to get into the dress she wants for summer.
I’m having an easy run day, meaning firstly that I’m on a treadmill to begin with. I have a half mile between the warm and cool down. 2.5 miles at an 8:20-30 pace, then 2 mi on 8 min. Nothing too hard, an easy 5 mi. I stretch out my legs and then I go downstairs and tear up the weight room and work my upper body.
In the weight room I see girls using five pound weights and not a thing more.
I’m sitting there pulling out the 20-35lb weights and claiming a bench to work on.
Why are so many girls scared of fitness?
I’m not bulky.
Honestly I’m not even that toned. Curse my addiction to sugary foods. Haha.
Anyway, I can’t help but feel a little bit prouder when I compare myself to them in the mirrors or when I’ve gotten in 5 miles when they’ve gotten in less than 3 and a half. Or even when I’m dripping sweat and need to change my clothes and they don’t even have one bead on their perfectly made up faces.
**I’m in the gym often enough that the girls I watch and see there are regulars. They’re there as often as I am, but they either only do cardio, or they only do baby weights. I’m not saying every girl is like that, or that they’re just beginners and I’m looking down on beginners. They’ve been there since January 1. It’s march. I don’t care what your background is. Three months is enough time to go past just walking and just the 5lb weights, especially for the larger muscle groups. P:
I guess my thing is that people (women) shouldn’t be afraid of workouts?
When I go to the gym, this is my baby.
I love it.
And I love how I’m the only girl there that knows how to use it.
I got in a killer core workout and the standard chest/back work in. I did a little legs and a little arms. I felt like a beast picking up the heavy weights, because I was using more than double what the other girls were using. Sweet. I went up in all my weights again. Is it normal to go up this fast?
I must add in that I don’t mind the people who are actually working. But the university gym is full of girls who just take up space. They don’t work. They are here for hours and don’t break a sweat. They take spaces in spin classes and muscle works classes that are VERY limited and they spend the entire time talking.
Those are the NYRs that bother me.
The rest I wish luck and hope they continue to work out.
But some of them just need to leave.
Ha. So I had an epic moment at the gym last night. I went to workout with two of my friends and when we were heading to the weight room, one of them stops me and says, “Can you show us the things you do for shoulders?” The other, her room mate, sighs and says “Yes! Please! Show her! God, she talks about your shoulder blades all the time! On MULTIPLE OCCASIONS she has mentioned your shoulder blades.”
Ha. I had a small little ego boost just then. <3
I didn’t think I looked envy-able. :3