You know summer is around the corner because lately the gym has been a disaster !! I find myself waiting for everything. The gym isn’t big to begin with and the free weights area is like sardine city. So annoying. I usually work out between 5-7pm but on Tuesday I got so fed up I decided I need to go later. Yesterday I got there for 7pm. It was a gorgeous day so I actually walked to the gym, did my work out and walked back home. The experience was much better. It was less packed. I am not sold on it yet because it was a gorgeous day and before the long weekend. Outside of the walking portion, my routine was not any different then any other time. This morning I awoke with a massive migraine. I don’t get it. I actually got up to take aleve @230am and had to take two more just now. It’s Good Friday but not for me right now. Hoping this migraine is short lived as I don’t want to lose the entire day to this shit!
I recently read that if u want a full body workout you need to incorporate the rowing machine in your routine. I tried it this morning. After two minutes I was breathing heavily…after 5 minutes I was blurry visioned.. after 8 minutes my life flashed before my eyes.. after 10 minutes I stopped. I will consider it a success! 🙂
Hitting the gym today after 3 days off… last Monday I went to see a physio for a shoulder pblm I have been having for years. To be exact, since 2012. That’s the last time I went to see a physio for it. As it turns out I have a really bad perception of time. At my visit when asked when I last had it checked I replied ‘a couple years ago’. Anyway he worked on my shoulder for an hour then offered up 3 exercises I have to do. One as part of my warm up, one between every upper body set and one at home. Nothing complicated. He also told me to avoid a few types of shoulder exercises until things gets better. Anyway on Tuesday I worked out and noticed I was feeling more pain then I had ever felt.. took my usual Wednesday off, tried again Thursday and realized it was probably best to give myself a few days off… so took friday, saturday and sunday off. We shall see how it goes today.
It’s been a while since I posted but I have been consistently training. On weekdays. What I haven’t done consistently at all is weekend training. It was sporadic and this weekend I decided enough is enough and I trained as well. I mean summer is around the corner.. am I right?
Sure, there is still some of the white stuff out there but u can see the green fighting to come out!!! 🙂
I had a fantastic workout both days. I am an early riser so I have a really good breakfast.. kill an hour or so and then hit the gym for a good 1.5hr workout.
I have changed it up a little.. I used to focus solely on cardio Mondays and Fridays.. I no longer do that. It’s all weight training all the time and I break the week by taking Wednesday off.
I also decided to try the following two products..the powdered peanut butter in a shake… amazing.. the carne diem… we’ll see in a months time!
Or should be. Let’s face it, nowadays it seems everyone and their grandma can be a trainer. All you have to do is take a look at how many ‘trainers’ are on Instagram. All ready to offer you training programs and nutrition tips all without having to meet them. I mean I guess it’s possible. Right? I have also lost count the times I’ve seen so called trainers spending 95% of their clients time with their head looking down at their cell. These customers are throwing their hard earned money away.
Yesterday I saw a different spin to this. There’s this trainer at my gym. I think she’s been there since the start of 2017.. so not long. Anyway I do see her go around the gym soliciting women to participate in what looks like a circuit training of sorts in a section of the gym. I also don’t know why she seems to be selective of the women she asks. I assume there is some reason. Anyway – a woman who I haven’t seen before at the gym was walking around looking somewhat confused and so decided to approach this trainer. She asked this trainer some question, I assume, and in an indifferent way the trainer gestured towards some equipment. This member kinda shrugged her shoulders, nodded Ok and went her merry way. While she walked away, the trainer looked her way and made this facial expression like ‘what a strange question’ or maybe ‘what was that all about?’. I don’t know. I am just guessing here.. regardless, it’s quite possible this member was at a loss and genuinely was looking for help. That’s no way to react. This trainer should have been more helpful. To boot why didn’t she ask this member if she would be interested in attending her session? I mean at the time this member approached her she was going around trying to get participants. Am I right? One thing is for sure I would not give her a penny of my hard earned money.
One might think that I am talking about $$$.. sure, during the holiday season we tend to spend a lot more cash and not just on gifts but I am in fact talking about the other bottom line; your waist. That’s right, your waist. Or mine I should say. I was off for a week and a half and while home I found myself snacking ALL THE TIME!!! Thank god for the gym.
That is all.
So why the question mark in the title? Well let me tell you why. Today was supposed to be my first day of my x-mas break. Only returning to work Jan 3rd. I was so excited for the break because my plan was to hit the gym like it’s going out of style. Two things happened.
1) I woke up with a nasty migraine. It is now 710pm and I still have it.
2) I got called back into work to deal with some sensitive customer related issues. Full day.
So ya, great start!!
Every gym in the world has atleast one… there’s no escaping it…
That guy that works out his upper body but completely neglects his legs. Thankfully, I am not one of them :).. Anyway, this affliction has existed for many centuries 😉 but I am seeing a new trend nowadays. Women’s obsession with working out their lower half in order to build that Kim K booty.
It’s all ass, all the time! I go to the gym to work out but I do also people watch and it’s amazing how, for today’s woman, it’s all about working out the butt. It’s also about checking their butt out in the mirror A LOT.. so in fact women are no different than the men in the ‘checking ourselves out’ department ! Lol
Anyway don’t get me wrong I am not complaining. I was into asses way before they became all the rage and the ‘belfie’ was a thing.
It’s been really a little over a week and I figured give my initial impressions so far of @Buzzfitgym. First a little back story…The first location opened up in our area I would say a good two years ago. At the time I was going to @MonsterGym.. I heard all the hype about buzzfit and how little it cost but I resisted the temptation to move. I decided instead to wait it out and see. As time went on the biggest complaint I heard was that it was always too packed. Too busy. That was a huge turn off for me… Anyway fast toward and a second location opens up a skip and jump away from my home. So after some thought I decided to take the plunge. Needed a change. I signed up on a Sunday.. Canada Day weekend to be precise… the gym was ‘dead’. It was to be expected given the long weekend. The monday was a little busier but still somewhat on the ‘dead’ side… then Tuesday came and ‘normalcy’ kicked in… so in general after one week I can see that it is a busy place but it is manageable. I don’t have to wait on anything. That’s a huge plus. The gym has everything.. a lot of machines and free weights and a great atmosphere. I am loving the change and I am happy that I took that plunge. Yes, it has been only a week and maybe at some point the novelty will wear off but for now it’s all good. I think the true test will happen over the winter months… I expect an increase in population.. then and only then will I realize if my decision was a good one.. for now I am enjoying the moment.
Our soccer club Technical Director sent out an email this week to pass along of few items of interest.. One of the items had to do with nutrition and here’s a tidbit from the email…
- A product that is very good for and proven to help active people, especially athletes is Nutella, yes Nutella (even if it’s Italian). It’s ingredients have lots on nutrients and help with the athletes performance, good nutrition and a lot of good energy, in moderation of-course. Especially on practice and game days, a minimum of 1 bread slice with Nutella spread, 1 more slice closer to practice or game time.
- Of-course not the only reason, the Swiss National boys team won the U20 world Cup back when it was held in South Africa a few years ago. The team officials gave each player 1500 medium jars, yes 1500 jars. Each player consumed all this jars with-in a year but they were obliged to eat Nutella 2 to 3 times a day before practices or games, including while competing during the World Cup. This was told to me by their head coach when I met him.
Well, it got me thinking.. should this be part of my gym routine? i mean for the love of Jesus who doesn’t love Nutella??? I certainly do and now i don’t have to feel guilty about it.. Or should i?
I have a few concerns though.. first i am not 14 years old…or 20 for that matter. My metabolism is obviously working at a much slower pace then these young ones….i am active but not to the extent of an athlete… and lastly i’m not an athlete. Sooooo i think i pretty much answered my own question but.. maybe i will give it a try.. for a while.