Gym Girl : Is Working Out Fun?
I try to do some kind of gym work out 3-4 times a week. It can get tedious & hard some times, but I still go. Just a week ago or so, I did a “leg day” (I’ll go into detail later), and it took me 2 days to recover from the weight that I lifted. Of course, that day I pushed myself and went for 100 lb calf raises… & I did 6 sets of 10 reps, so yeah… I was hurting the day after,lol.
Working out at the gym doesn’t need to be extreme like the example I just gave you. Most of the time, I just do cardio to try & keep fit. Cardio, for me, consists of walking, jogging or running between 2 and 6 miles… depending on whether I’m walking or running. If I’m walking that day, 6 miles will be my goal, and if I’m jogging or running, then the goal is 3 miles. I usually get my cardio in every day… outside is possible or in the gym when weather is bad. It doesn’t take long to do,either; You can get pretty decent cardio workout in 30 minutes to an hour depending on your exercise method. If I could stay fit just by doing cardio, I definitely would. But..I like to have a little muscle all around my body,so I add weight lifting to the mix. Not too much weight, but just enough to work & build muscles. One of my goals to achieve is to become a Bombshell Fitness Girl before I turn 45. That means that I have 2 1/2 years to work to it. The other goal is to run at least two 5ks and one 10k this year. That’s two 3 mile & one 6 mile marathons this year.
Working out, for the most part, is very rewarding. When you first start, it hurts…I’m not gonna lie to you. But it only hurts because you’re waking up and using muscles that have been lethargic. You start off slow & low (slow timing & low weights), and then build yourself up over time. If you stick to a good routine, you’ll see excellent results, whether it be weight loss or muscle tone/leanness. Don’t expect to lose weight over night or in 1 week, & don’t get discouraged if you see that you gained a pound or two. You’ll lose weight when your body is ready to shed the pounds, and you may gain weight if your muscles start to lean & tone for you. This is because muscle is denser than fat, this making it heavier. If you want to be concerned about anything while you’re working out, pay attention to your inches that you lose & the way you feel after the workouts. That’s where the numbers really matter.