I've been trying to be straight up beast mode at the gym lately. My favorite work out is boxing and battle ropes. To me, everything else is boring. Treadmills, elliptical, and even lifting (which I love)... it's all boring. But the moment I pick up those ropes or put on those gloves, I'M READY. Since I started the ropes and boxing, I've been able to lift more, sooner than I thought. RAWR!
And my music keeps me going.
I probably have the most "pop" gym playlist ever. I mean, it's like 75% Britney, duh. Then Miley and Kesha and then like 1% others. I'm constantly adding and removing, so I will gladly take on any suggestions! That's really the gist of this post... gimme more gym songs. No really, I basically have nothing to write about, I'm just daydreaming about my new boxing gloves coming in the mail today and I can't wait to get out of work and beast it at the gym. GIMME SONGS. please and thank you.
Actually I do have something to share. Some tips. It's January, tons of people sign up for a gym membership. Here's a few pointers......
1. Don't skip leg day. Like, ever. THERE IS A REAL LIFE GUY LIKE THIS AT MY GYM. His upper body is enormous and I only ever see him do upper body work outs. I'll try to instagram a pic. Because I don't care. Not my fault he's that guy.
2. Ask for help. No seriously, do not be ashamed. You could get very hurt if you don't know what you're doing. So many of those machines are a total mind fuck, ask someone for help.
3. Time your pre-workout drink. I'm actually still trying to get this down. Since I'm so petite, mine kicks in very very fast. Like moments after I start drinking it. And I'm still like "we can't leave yet I need time for my drink to kick in!" False. We get in the car and I'm like "I'M SO TINGLY HURRY UP AND GET THERE I NEED TO MOVE AROUND AND LIFT! MY FACE IS TINGLING! NOW MY EARS ARE AND MY HANDS. HURRY UP!"
4. Hold your fart and run to the bathroom. No crop dusting allowed!
If you're new to the gym world, I hope these lil pointers are a big help. Good luck!