It seems as though I am a Friday night kind of blogger 🙂
This was my third week back at the gym – back in my old stomping grounds!
When I was training for competition I loved being in the gym. I loved everything about it. At that time I was really comfortable in my skin and throwing a bit of weight around didn’t bother me one bit.
Up until three weeks ago I had been doing the majority of my workouts at home. I really enjoyed this because I didn’t have to worry about the “gym crowd” being around. I would saunter down to my basement and get my workout in. This quickly became my comfort zone.
Or was it my “No Change Zone”? Let me try to explain what I mean…
The recent changes in my training plan have me back at the gym. This was really tough for me at first (gym anxiety). I was nervous about seeing people there that I used to see when I was in competition shape. I was constantly worried about what they were thinking…if they would think I had just given up. I kind of sort of maybe really wanted to walk around with a sign on my back that said “Metabolically Damaged”.
Summary of my last three weeks’ gym experience:
Week 1 – Ahhhhh!!!! This is terrible! I just want to go back home, put on my jammies and crawl into bed.
Week 2 – OK Melissa, it’s OK. You’re doing great. Whatever you do, do not make eye contact.
Week 3 – This isn’t so bad. Stop pretending like you don’t see people! Say hi! You’re working on being healthy…and so is everyone else in the gym!
I have learned that you have to be uncomfortable to make progress. Nothing will change if you do the same things all the time. Getting out of your comfort zone is key!
Great changes are a comin’! I just have to keep pushing myself – and keep stepping outside of what I am used to.
Have a great weekend everyone!