I finally did it. I went to the gym. To work-out this time and NOT to cancel my membership. I've only been telling myself that I would go back for 2 months now.
Better late then never!!
Today's Gym Playlist:
Feel Again - OneRepublic
Too Close - Alex Clare
Let Me Love You - Ne-Yo
One More Night - Maroon 5
Footloose - Blake Shelton
Fake ID - Big & Rich (feat Gretchen Wilson)
Don't Wake Me Up - Chris Brown
I'm starting slow, simply because I know myself well enough to know that if I push too hard I will quit before I see any results. I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes today. I am off tomorrow and Wednesday so I plan on hitting the gym up those days too.
Here's some work-out tips that I have picked up along the way:
1. Be Consistent
Even if you only walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes, the most important part is that you do it consistently. Everyday or every other day, try to do it at least 3-5 times a week.
2. Stretch before and after your work-outs
I used to skip this part. I found that after stretching I was able to work out longer. However, here is such a thing as TOO much stretching. You can pull muscles if you overstretch. I do slow, mild stretches for 10 minutes before and after my work-outs.
3. Eat before you go the gym
Sounds counter-productive, but eating a light snack prior to working out can actually boost your metabolism. Now this isn't something EVERYONE has to do. If you maintain a healthy diet, the carbs your body stores will be adequate. Some people feel sick if they eat before a work-out. I find that if I eat a granola bar or something 30 minutes before I go to the gym I feel better.
4. Drink lots of water!
This applies to everyday life but you should still maintain hydration while working out. Especially in the summer or warm climates.
Hello! I'm Chelsea, a 30-something ICU/ER registered nurse living in Michigan! Welcome to my blog - here you will find ramblings about my life, fashion & beauty and my attempts at living a healthier lifestyle. Grab some coffee, sit back and hang with me!