I’m one of those people that constantly needs new motivators to work out. I’ve mentioned before how I’m a huge fan of group work out classes because I have someone yelling at me and coaxing me to push it further. I’m also a fan of getting out and doing activities because it takes my mind off the fact that I’m actually working out.
So now that I don’t have group fitness classes offered at my office and that it’s about 90 degrees plus humidity I’m struggling to work out. I thought Chicago was supposed to be cool and windy? I can’t run outside like this!
So I’ve opted to trying to make my own workouts and routine at the Lifetime Fitness gym that we have at my office. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great gym, but it’s so dull! They even have a damn trampoline you can jump off of (aka the way Alanna breaks her ankle).
My typical routine has been this:
- 10 minute warm-up on rowing machine
- 10 minute stair-master
- 3 Sets of:
- 10 reps of Lat Pull downs
- 10 reps of Flys
- 10 kettle bell swings
- 10 back extensions
- 30 lunges
- As many assisted pull-ups as possible
Here’s my thoughts almost every day that I force myself to go downstairs to the gym:
“Do they ever switch out the water in these rowing machines?”
“Who used this machine before me that has giant feet?”
“My stride is too short for this stair master.”
“Why doesn’t my fitbit count these stairs as real stairs?”
“They really only make these machines for people 5’5″ and above…I wonder if anyone notices I have to stand on the seat to reach the handles on this machine.”
“My hands are so sweaty, what if I accidentally let go of this kettle bell?”
“This will give me such a sexy back.”
“Can I check out my butt while I do these lunges?”
“If I switch the assisted weight to 10 lbs after I use it, I’ll probably fool someone into thinking I’m a lot stronger than I am.”
“Woof, time to do it again.”
“Why is there country music on my Spotify playlist?”
Have any of you had similar thoughts while working out?