Hello once again! The last time I posted on my blog was back in August, and I feel terrible for not dedicating more time to writing. To sum it all up, school and work took over my life. When I was not at school I was at work, and vice versa. Along with school and work, there’s of course the gym, and to be honest (since I’m always honest) I dedicated way too much time to the gym this school semester. I pushed school aside because I felt obligated to maintaining my gym schedule. Basically, I revolved everything and everyone around the gym, which made my school work more difficult to keep up with. By the end of this semester, I woke up and realized I screwed myself. This past month, I have been working out 3-4 times a week instead of 5-6 time, and it was the best change for me personally. For better recovery and better time management.
I guess I felt like I had to explain myself because people always ask me how I make so much time for the gym, and they wish they could go as much as I do. I’m here to tell you that I am not happy with myself for how much time I was spending at the gym. I am not pleased with myself in the slightest. I am honestly upset with myself because I was going so often that I am became addicted, and in my opinion, I don’t want to be addicted to anything or anyone but God. It was unhealthy. What confuses me the most is that I hate the gym! Everyone thinks I love it, but if I had a choice between staying home and working out, I would probably choose to stay home. It was easy for me to go as much as I did because I made it a habit. I think now that I only go 3 times a week, I found a real reason to love the gym because those three days I go, I GO HARD. Also, I know that three days is not a lot (for me at least) and that motivates me to lift as heavy as possible, and put in as much work as I can. Even then I still hate it lol.
*Side note* I have to give credit to my boyfriend Josh for suggesting the 3 days a week training regimen. He started going 3 days a week, and I thought that was not enough. I felt that only going three days was useless, but I was so wrong. When I realized I didn’t have enough time to go everyday anymore, that’s when decided to try out only 3 days a week. It took some time adjusting to this new schedule, but I freaking love it. He taught me how important recovery is for growth. Thanks babe!! Major shout out to you!
It has been a little less than a month since I started my new workout schedule, and I have a seen a major improvement in my strength. I am literally reaching new PR’s so often that sometimes I tell myself to calm down. Most importantly, I have seen the most change in my attitude towards the gym. I am no longer the person who obsesses over the making it 5-6 days a week, and I don’t get down on myself for skipping just to skip. Let me make one thing clear, I hate the gym, but I love working out because it makes me feel good. Even the days I dread working out, I almost always feel amazing after. It’s definitely the pump! If you take pre-workout then you know what I am talking about!
It feels great to write on my blog again, and I will see you guys with another post very soon. As always, thanks for reading!
Here’s my leg workout I did today!
Warm up: 10 min Stair Master & lower body stretch
Squats (any way you want, just go heavy) 4×12
Superset: Leg press (4×15) & kettle bell swing + backward lunge (4×10)
Superset: Hamstring curls (4×12) & split squat w/bench (4×10)
Superset: Kneeling Squats (3×10) & Hyperextensions (3×12)
Cool down stretch