Motivation

6 Jun

But not the Kelly Rowland kind… Lol

Since last night I completely flaked on my after work workout I figured it was time to let you in on my workout journey.   Since about February I have been, more consistently than not, working out. Thanks to inspiration from my dad, my boo, and motivation from my co-wos who started inviting me along on their trips to the gym.

One co-wo invited me to join in on some classes at the gym, LA Fitness in Rockville MD. We took a step cardio class, a kickboxing class, and my least favorite: a spinning class. My butt hurt for days!! We were encouraging one another to stay on track and it was a lot of fun.

I was doing pretty well with my home workouts but I wanted to get out of the house and try some machines.  I decided in March to buy a membership at my local gym: Spunk Fitness!

I started out doing the Spunk 30 circuit workout and making the elliptical my best friend. I think I started at 30 minutes, increased my time to 45 and some days even completed 60 minutes all on the elliptical. Other workouts included yoga or cardio videos from hulu.com/exercisetv

What motivates me: (Write down your own list because you’ll need to refer to it when that couch feels so good…)

  • The feeling you get AFTER you’ve completed a workout, even the 15 minute ones feel great.
  • The high fives from my friends
  • Feeling energized
  • Looking slimmer
  • Being tired of starting over, starting over, starting over.  This is it!
  • Staying healthy (No prescriptions!!)
  • Hot fun in the summer time (Not being self-conscious in a swim suit)
  • No Spanx EVER!
  • MyFitnessPal.com – I use the website sometimes but I love the the iPhone app.  It’s a free online calorie counter and diet plan.  My friends on MFP are a lifesaver and they push me to keep up with them!!  Love it!

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Spunk Fitness Sterling, VA: It was raining.  I fought laziness and it was packed in there!!

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Spunk Fitness Silver Spring, MD: Working my BFF Miss Elliptical!! I love the elliptical, burns calories so fast. I choose a program that changes incline and resistance, directions of pedaling and tells me to either push or pull with my arms. This workout feels so good!

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Sunday morning: I streamed Jesus online (watched church from the web, Reid Temple! lol) and then went to the gym.  Three people in the whole place! No one in the weights section so I tip toed on over and finally started lifting!!

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Stretching this afternoon!!  Because I had to run to an appointment, I checked out the gym in my apartment complex.   It was right there!  I can’t believe I’ve been living here for 10 months and never went over there! Probably because it was recently renovated but during my initial tour it looked like a crime scene waiting to happen… As you can see, it’s much nicer now (and the tv has OWN) lol!

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2 Responses to “Motivation”

  1. VickyB2 June 7, 2012 at 3:07 am #

    LOL The feeling you get after working out is crazy. My first time working out the Run This Town I felt like I could do anything (a natural high I guess) LOL. I recently started working out more and trying to eat healthier. I’m claiming to be a pseudo-vegetarian LOL. I’d actually like to use my Insanity DVD’s too. Well, good luck luck on everything. I’m sure it will become easier and a part of your normal routine.

    Also, I’m glad to hear that people have been inviting you out. That’s what I’ve been suggesting to my friends that want to meet up. I figure if we start setting up workout dates rather than eating at unhealthy restaurant dates then we’d both or all be moving in the right direction.

    • Jessica V. June 7, 2012 at 3:31 am #

      Endorphins girl!! We can conquer the world after a workout! Thanks for the good luck wishes. I’m so jealous of Run This Town Detroit! Have you heard of the local Black Girls Run group?! Once i get my endurance up I’ll join he ladies here in DC. 🙂 I’ll be posting more on my eating habits too. Fantastic idea to run or workout instead of meeting to eat. We have to hold one another accountable and have fun too!

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