Alright so I have been to the gym the past few days because I got bored of exercising at home. To be honest, I didn’t think I would miss the gym as much as I did! There’s so much to do, new exercises to try out, and you get to meet so many people too. Also, I love the fact that I get to go with my friend as opposed to going by myself.
As mentioned in a previous post, cardio is my favourite thing. I know, I know, why?! The truth is, I’m not too sure why. I feel my best when I’m walking, jogging, or running on the treadmill. When I run, I can only listen to certain songs, weird right? My music puts me in certain mind frames, which I think goes for most people. If my music is light and soft, I want to do something more at ease. But if my music is loud and intense, I’m more inclined to run. Songs like Back from the Dead by Skillet and MIC drop by BTS make me more inclined to run and it’s like I almost forget I’m running.
Yesterday I did a mix of cardio, legs, and machines that…well…help to shape your butt. I won’t do squats at the gym simply because I can do them at home, but theres this seemingly small machine that I’d rather do reps on while I’m there. If you’ve been to a gym you know which one I’m talking about, the one that you put your foot on, extend back, and you’re just lifting weights that help to shape your butt.
Needless to say, its the morning after and my legs are super sore, but its totally worth it. I had to crawl out of bed this morning because my legs just weren’t working. Stairs today are a bit of a nightmare, but hey that means progress!
Also, this gym seems to have members that are much more friendly compared to gyms that I have been to before. A lot of the members smile and say hi, especially if they’re taking a spot next to you. I’ve noticed that a lot of the girls tend to compliment each other, which is really nice to see. A lot of the guys tend to talk about their tattoos with each other, which is super cool. I complimented this guys piece on his arm and we had a discussion about tattoos as we were both on the treadmill. This type of environment makes me more inclined to do things that I normally wouldn’t do. It gives me the comfort and confidence to engage in difference exercises and put myself out there without feeling judged.
The moral of the story is that I fell in love with the gym again. I am so happy that I am making more progress towards how I treat my body and giving it the attention and care it deserves. The gym is also giving me a form of confidence that has been lost for some time now. I’m already looking forward to going back tomorrow night after class!