I had a bit of a dilemma yesterday. Both my pairs of gym pants were in the wash and I wanted to go to the gym before everyone got home. I had just folded a pair of bike pants that I wear around the house. I decided that I would venture out to the gym in my bike pants and I am SO glad I did. No, I don't look the best in them but they are much more comfortable than wearing my gym pants. I can move around a lot better and I get more done. I'm also not as hot.
I know that there are a number of people who don't believe bigger people should wear the same sorts of things as what smaller people wear but I don't agree with that. One of my gorgeous friends taught me a long time ago that you should wear what you are comfortable wearing and f**k whatever anyone else thinks. Although I had decided I was going to wear them, I ran the thought past some of my friends and the support I had was amazing. Thank you, lovely ladies (you know who you are) xo I wore them to the gym again today and shall continue to do so. If people don't like what I look like in them, they shouldn't look.
|Muscle pose is for comical purposes only :P I am aware that lots of weightlifters often do this in the mirror. I failed quite miserably at being funny!|
|They don't look the best but gosh they're comfortable!|
1. Throwing a 6kg medicine ball in the air
2. Kettle bell squats
3. Push ups against the wall
4. Pull ups
5. Boxing using the punching bag
6. Marching on the spot and getting my knees as high as I can
7. Battle ropes (the really heavy ropes you hold at the end and make them ripple down)
8. Step ups
Once I had finished this, I would go out into the main gym and jump on the cross trainer. I would go for 5 minutes but would have a 20 second rest and then go as fast as I could for 30 seconds. I did 3 circuits, 2 lots of cross trainer and then a cool down. I was WRECKED! I also did something that I haven't done for a few years. I ran :) I ran for 30 seconds! I was so proud of myself. I look forward to being able to do it for a bit longer each time I try. Maybe I should try right at the start of my work out before I'm tired next time!