Because I Said So: The (Gym) Rat Pack
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The (Gym) Rat Pack

Working out is probably one of the hardest things for me to keep up with. There are days when I just want to stay snuggled under the covers in the morning or promptly snuggle back under the covers when I get home from work.

But, a few weeks ago, I did something crazy.

I joined a gym. With Josh. AND we have a "family" membership which makes me want to giggle.

At his urging, and to get my money's worth--I've started to venture back into the gym after a long hiatus. Newsflash: It's really hard to go to the gym by yourself. Now that I only see Josh like three times a week (on the weekends), that's the only gym time I get because he's there pushing me.

Obviously, I wouldn't classify myself as gym rat. Believe me. I did Pure Barre for awhile, but lets face it, who has that kind of money? Not me. I also get very bored, very easily. So, after digging back through some files from college, I found a workout plan that I paid a personal trainer to outline for me--which is helping me some, but snuggling still wins more than half the time.

While trying to find my workout groove, I can't help but people watch--the real gym rats.

There's the big, hairy, sweaty man grunting on the free weights.
The old lady on the elliptical--good for her!
My boyfriend getting his workout on across the room, winking at me occassionaly--he's such a flirt.
The personal trainer with his groupies.
The super skinny girl with impeccable taste in workout clothes.

And then there's me with these thoughts running through my head (while I should be running).
Oh, is that HGTV on? I think I'll just sit here and watch it.
But I don't want to do burpees in front of everyone--it's embarrassing.
Wait am I actually sweating?
Am I skinny yet?
Beyoncé is my jam.
Ugh super skinny girl walks by. Hate her. Love her. Where can I get her outfit?

Let's face it, I'm only at the gym so I can get a decent shower with super hot water and phenomenal water pressure.

How do you stay motivated at the gym?


  1. haha so great. What keeps me motivated at the gym is I can only imagine the thoughts going through other people's head. "Did that girl really come to the gym to just walk?" or "man she is slow". So I guess you could say pride is what motivates me haha.

  2. This is so perfect and so true! I hate going to the gym but in the end, it's worth it!

    1. Agreed. It's just the actual "getting there" that I struggle with lol

  3. So true!! I usually just workout in the comfort of my home. Cute workout clothes always motivate me.

    1. Yes! Cute workout clothes are a must! Speaking of, I really need to get some new ones!

  4. Music is what motivates me. This is going to sound totally cheesy, but I usually listen to hip-hop/rap at the gym, and hearing strong women like Nicki Minaj or Beyonce talk about themselves positively makes me motivated to create a "me" that I'm proud of.