For this weeks post, I thought I would take the time to talk about my relationship and passion for fitness. I know everyone has their own personal relationships with their fitness journey and with the sun being out longer, it can make many cringe on their gym goals.
So I thought I’d tell you where I’m at in mine. When I started lifting weights, I was 14-years-old. To most people, that’s pretty young for a girl, but I learned in gym class and it was the only time both girls and guys could hang out and play around with how cool it was to lift weights. Plus, we were all in sports teams together, so it made it that more fun :).
Doing it for Yourself
And as the years went on, I kept going back to the gym because it reminded me of those fun times and what it felt like to live on the ‘lifelong athlete’ life style. As I got older, I noticed my aptitude and dedication for fitness could be applied in other areas of my life. So I decided to use it as a mantra and a touch base with my goals.
But as most people would know, too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. As my work and school responsibilities intensified, so did my workout regimen.
It wasn’t until I took a step back and assessed my work/life schedule, did I notice the areas that were not being given the best of my attention. I’ll admit, I used to deflect my priorities to go to the gym because it helped answer my temporary stressors. I mean, who doesn’t like a good adrenaline rush of happy hormones after a good workout?
Know Your Limits
Yet, once I gave myself a reality check of how far that was going to take me, did I realize that the gym should also have boundaries and be used in a healthy manner as well. Please don’t take that as a warning that working out is a danger, just remind yourself that there is a limit to how hard you should push yourself to attain any fitness goal.
Fitness Goal Players
I’m happy to say that after that moment, I started to see real results, not temporary ones, and I got the joy back in working out. It had been 8-years ago that I made this change and found the fitness athlete in myself again.
The best part, is that I got the chance to discover other people who still take fitness seriously as I do on YouTube. Check out Whitney Simmons for some glute and cardio help! She is definitely on my workout-partner roster! Check out her latest video below!