GYMing it 🏋️♀️ Week 2 back in the gym after 5 weeks of being a couch potato while eating all the potatoes 🍟
Strength is slowly coming back 🐌
Being proven time and time again that taking time off exercise is ok.
I've been using the gym for surprisingly 5/6 years now (notice how I say using, and not training 🤦♀️😂). I started with no idea! I did a few leg curls, a 30 day ab challenge and some running on the treadmill. I then decided to buy and complete the 'Insanity Workout DVD's'... and I completed it... 3 times. I got addicted to seeing results. I then started interning, carried on my cardio training, this was no weights, just treadmill & bodyweight hiit 🏃♀️
Before I knew it I weighed 38kg! 😐
So my training stopped for around a year. That's when I found yoga. But silly me only focused on power yoga (none of that just sitting stuff... or what I thought of it back then) 🤷♀️
In the summer of 2015 my life changed when I found @crossfitchester
... finding CrossFit made me realised I wanted to be strong. I began to focus on putting on weight to build my strength and performance. CrossFit made weights fun through the support of a community, that even took me in and trained me up at my weakest. When going back to University to finish my degree I consistently began to use the weights, luckily I was at @lborouniversity
and even tho still outnumbered by men, there was also many women using the weights section at the time. It took me a hell of a long time to see results in the gym as I was building up weight and strength from 38kg. 3 and a half years on, my results have moved in waves. As life does. Life situations happen you hit set backs. But the main thing I've learned is to move with the current rather than fight against it. I've lost weight, I've gained weight. It all equals out, I have to remind myself that often, so I'm reminding you too. It's ok to slow down. Set backs are normal. Everyone is different.
When I joined @puregymofficial
back in the summer, I had a trainer approach me asking what my goals are. I felt good to finally say... my goal is to have fun 💃🏽 .
p.s. I will now take "just sitting" yoga, any time of day 🥰