I’ve been completely inspired to get into shape without a gym membership. A of all: There are always so many creepers at the gym that that “work out” just so they can look at girls in workout pants. B of all: I don’t really feel like paying money every month to purposely look like a hot mess. My inspiration came from Pumps and Iron and Julia. Nicole from Pumps and Iron is freaking hilarious (this post is one of my faves) and she can probably kick The Rock’s ass. I initially started watching Julia’s makeup videos years ago and then stumbled across one a few months ago and saw that she lost a bunch of weight and looks AMAZING.
I’ve recently done lots of retail therapy and in the process, have started buying new/updated workout equipment. It’s a tiny collection so far, but maybe it will grow to be awesome someday.
I realized that Pinterest (do I have any post that does not involve the mention of Pinterest?) is a great tool for at home workouts. I have a board just for workouts. It’s a small collection of pins right now, but I’m not into the ladies with ripped abs, so a good number of the pins are out of the question for me.
Another driving force behind me getting into shape is that I’ve gained 10 lbs recently and I am going to be in a wedding soon, so I want to look awesome. And it’s mainly my mom arms that make me hate myself at the moment. I feel like every day I get closer to 30, my arms wave back at me just a little bit more. Also, I just want to look wicked hot.
For my workouts, I’m hoping to do a combination of cardio (I loathe running, but I’m told if I just stick with it, my body will eventually stop rejecting it), strength training with free weights and yoga. Luckily I live in a nice neighborhood (although I do get the occasional creeper who I have to run away from) so I can run and do the cardio stuff outside. The only place where I can see myself spending money would be for yoga. There are some great resources online, but nothing beats going to a class where a teacher can tell you exactly what you need to do for your body. Plus, there are some really great yoga studios in my neighborhood.
I figured if I put it out on the internet, I might actually stick with it. Maybe I’ll do before and after photos too. This shirt explains my history with working out. I’m temped to get it…