Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How to Love the Gym

Tip #1 .. Get cute gym clothes, and yes, wear a little make-up! There is nothing cute about sweating and nearly passing out, so dress it up a bit, girls. I found awesome cropped yoga pants at the GAP Outlet ... I snagged them in grey and in black. They are super comfy, and I feel cute wearing them (ahem, my ass looks good in these pants).

Tip #2 .. Hydrate yourself so you don't pass out. So embarrassing! I personally have not had this happen, but felt like I have come close. So accessorize with a cute water bottle of sorts with your fave electrolytes and throw a power bar in your bag.



Tip #3 .. Get your own yoga mat. Seriously. You do not want to be sharing random mats with other sweaty peeps. Eww.
Tip #4 .. Go at your own pace. I have learned that if I try to keep up with the instructor who does this job for a living, I will trip and fall in the middle of the class for all to see. Yeah. I don't want to be that girl. So, I use weights I am comfortable with and don't always use the step in class. My pace, my level, don't care who is watching.

And Tip #5 ... Mix it Up! Have fun! And go with a friend! Try new classes and grab your gilfrends to go along. If the class is a little over your head, at least you have someone to laugh with! I love hittin' the gym with my sis-in-law. She is definitely more advanced than I, but we have a great time!

I am definitely loving the new lifestyle change I have goin' on. I honestly didn't think that this resolution would last this long and be so life-altering. I am hoping this momentum continues. I feel great, my body is looking great, my stamina and energy levels are awesome, and I am so less crabby! We will see where I am at in another couple months, but I am loving the new me right now.
How are your goals coming along? What is keeping you on track? Have you already lost a few goals along the way?

12 comments:

capperson said...

I have fell in love with the gym but i could most definately use some more workout pants. I feel so comfortable in them :)

Natalie said...

Love the pants. I have yet to find a pair to make my ass & thighs look cute. I do have some, but they're full length. And anytime I try to wear them to actualy work out, my short shelf trips over them. But my butt looks cute.. That's something, right?

April said...

I finally love the gym again! I look like a cow - but I always make sure I workout next to some hot guy (not TOO hot...but hot enough to think I'm kinda cute) and that way I don't get lazy. I go after work...still wearing makeup...and I just turn up the tunes and dream about skinny me in a music video of my weight loss. See...it works.

Jenni said...

Great tips!!! I hope to award myself soon with new workout clothes....

hotpants™ said...

I need to get my ass to the gym. I did buy some of those fancy Reebok Easy Tones. They'll be here in 3 to 5 weeks. Maybe I'll go then...

sprinkles said...

I wish I could love the gym. But I just can't! The gym soooooo does not love me back.

I usually walk a lot for weight loss.

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

My motivation is a wedding in Playa Del Carmen in April... its pretty much all I can think about lately. With every single drop of sweat I see fall off of my in yoga and with ever morsel of food I put in my mouth.

Yankee Wife said...

You're so sweet. I'm much more "advanced" - ha ha ha ha! Translation = I sweat way more. Stinkin hereditary genes. Oh well. It's fun to have you in class too. Makes it even more fun. Even though I'm usually laughing at myself falling, or doing the opposite of everyone else ;) Keep it up girlie!

A Real Housewife said...

you're awesome for sticking with this resolution! go you!!

Jodee said...
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Jodee said...

Way to keep up with your work out! I got suckered into an infomercial (spelling???) I am on my 6th day with it- and I am still sore...called Brazil Butt Lift- check it out online- it has all these different types of butts that give a different workout for what you want...I of course am the FLAT BUTT...He said 8 weeks and I should see some differnce- I am hoping a BUTT APPEARS back there for me...then I can get some gap capris like you!!! lol If this doesnt work I will be forced to buy the padded underware!!! lol

Adie said...

great tips thanks for sharing!

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