I didn’t give up – It’s all mental

Tonight was the first night I have ever worked out in an actual gym or at all basically. It sucks to admit that, but you got to start somewhere, right?

I walked into this new gym buzzing with people and machines. I seriously felt like I had step foot into another planet or culture. Everyone was so focused and kicking ass. My friend and I looked around the gym to see what it had for us to use, and I am still positive I have no idea how to use 60% of the workout machines there.

We decided to jump on the most familiar looking machine – the elliptical. I put my ear-buds in and set the timer for 15 minutes (yeah I have no cardio, but that’s okay!) I pressed play and went for it. I got half way through and I wanted to stop. My breathing was messed up and I wanted to quit. While deciding to go or stop “Intro” by the XX came on my spotify. the song had a great pace and was so chill it helped calm down my bizarre breathing pattern. from there on out, finishing was a breeze.

I know they say it, but working out is VERY mental. As my friend said “you can work out till your drop, but your mind is what stops you”. I was very proud of myself for working out for almost 45 minutes and not giving up. I really saw something in myself that I have never seen before. I hope this continues and I definitely will be creating a chill playlist tonight, to help me power through more tomorrow.

I’ve been eating healthier too. It’s actually not bad. More Protein, Veggies, and fruits. Less carbs and little to no soda. Eating this way means more cooking, but I am okay with that.

I am going to be working out Sunday-Friday, with Saturday being my bum day. Being healthy is very important to me. I want to improve the quality of my life and  be happier. This wont solve everything, but its a start!

Does anyone else have some tips for a healthier lifestyle? I’d be interested in some stress relievers too! 🙂

 

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