a workout in review

i recently joined a gym. *pause for eye roll* something i just about swore i’d never do again. i’m not going to get into the whole ‘this time i’m dedicated & the weight WILL come off because nothing’s going to slow this girl down again.’ i find talk like that to now be tiresome and old and well, let’s be real, if i’m annoying myself, how must the other people in my life feel?

so instead, i’m vowing to be quietly resolved and empowered by a new-found determination to get healthy. again. finally.

since my quiet quest to be hot healthy and ‘swore i’d never do it again’ gym joining, i’ve rediscovered my love of… wait for it… group classes.

say wha?!

i know. but i had forgotten how much i love being led through a really great workout. i have also noticed that no matter how painful, tired, out of breath, gasping for air, ‘going left when everyone else going right’ things get… i will not leave. ever. which means once that music starts… i’m in it, no quits, for at least an hour.

my newest fave is called Body Pump. have you heard?

look at how strong & focused they are! ahem, i’m the one in the corner in
old sweatpants with my one-pounders.

anyhoo – it’s an hour-long choreographed class that targets every muscle group within the hour. so far, i’ve loved. i’ve been able to adjust the movements & the weights i use to be comfortable enough to complete and participate in the whole hour, while still wanting to cry just a little bit when i get out of bed the next morning; and the music is solid and keeps me motivated all class long.

have you ever left the excercise train only to rediscover a surprising motivator when you’ve returned?

source: {photo 1, photo 2}


9 thoughts on “a workout in review

  1. Yeah, girl! You rock that body. It is such a great feeling to work out. Whether out is at the gym org making the commitment to get out and move that body. Think long term and ultimately how great it feels. Well ok sometimes it is very painful. Smooches and happy hump day!!

  2. Hi Bella great to see your new activity is fun and of course work. I am going to give it a try on Monday they offer it at my gym. Vy motivating a new activity for me to try. Keep u the good work girl.

  3. hi everyone! thanks so much for the supportive and positive juju! it is certainly appreciated. i had a personal training session this morning… how did it go, you ask? *sniff, sniff, wince!* brutal. this little girl kicked my ‘out of shape, flabby armed, oh my god are those saddle bags’ ass! it was awesome.

  4. I “re-joined” my gym last February after about a year’s hiatus… i had gotten so burnt out on working out and became really sick of it. i dont know what changed but this time, more than a year later i’m still loving it. i like group classes a lot, too! they don’t have any early enough in the morning for me 😦 but i go every saturday! way to stick with it!!

    • oh boy! yours is a story i can completely relate to. i used to work out… hard. 2 hours a day, no breaks. and then suddenly, i took a week off… and 3 years later, wonder what the heck happened! good for you for jumping back on the healthy horse!

  5. Hi Bella thought I would let u know that I am now doing Body Pump and love it. Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well with u and yours. Hugs.

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