John called me from work one day early last month and told me he bought a gym membership for us. My first thought was… He wants me to cheat on Shaun?! What a hater.
I was grateful for it, but I didn’t know if I’d go, or if I’d be like the millions of Americans paying for a gym membership they never use. I honestly didn’t think I would want to get dressed, drive to a gym (and back), carry all my crap with me, wait on lines for machines, deal with staring creeper dudes, and feel all funny when I go to the “guys” section to do certain workouts.
I’m just so used to working out at home where it’s easy. I LOVE my at home workouts. I can jump around in my underwear and sports bra with hair looking a hot mess and nobody can say a thing to me. Half an hour later, I’m done.
Well, I’ve been back in the gym after my hernia repair! (Today I did abs for the first time!) It feels good to be active again. And it also feels great to be in a gym! Can’t believe I’m saying that! I haven’t been a gym bunny in years. (I was a NYSC freak many moons ago and even a personal trainer in a past life. Can you believe it?)
I love my at-home workouts. I just can’t quit them! The goals I have for my body just won’t be able to be reached efficiently at home though. I need to lift heavy. Last week wednesday, I did squats with a barbell on the smith machine for the first time in a long time, and i just can’t get that done at home where I’m at the mercy of how much weight I can hold with my scrawny likkle arms. (That’s not a typo. Likkle = little)
So Monday Wednesday and Friday I do a quick warm up (walking on the dreadmill at the highest incline possible) and strength at the gym. In a month I will switch to do Body Beast again, but at the gym vs home where I can use heavy weights.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday will be my cardio days where I’ll do one of my beloved beachbody programs. I’ll rotate Focus T25 again (remember my T25 results from last year?) with Les Mills Combat and Brazil Butt Lift. But I’m starting with my boo Shaun T’s Insanity Max: 30. I only have 30 minutes to spare on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Sunday is non-negotiable rest day.
This past Saturday John and I went hard at the gym. I’m doing my bent over rows and John takes a picture….at the exact time it looks like some guy is sneaking a peek at my butt. I bet ol dude didn’t know he was getting caught in the act! HA!
What is your current workout schedule?