I read an interesting article today titled “10 Things New Women Weightlifters Should Know”. Since I have decided to put more time in the gym and get stronger I found a lot of the points in this article were right on the mark.
I have had some really good days in the gym – I feel strong, I feel fast (chuckle), and I just have a fun day. But of course with all those good days comes a bad day. Nothing seems to work right – you have no balance, you can’t get your timing right, you are just struggling to be able to make it to the end of the workout.
Your clothes don’t fit anymore. Yes. I think I am currently going through this, my clothes don’t fit anymore. Or I should say, they are fitting differently. My skinny jeans barely make it over my legs now. It makes me sad and excited all at the same time. And the only people that seem to understand that are my new friends at the gym. They know the struggle to fit in your clothes.
But no matter what kind of day I am having, I know I can count on these girls at the gym. And what makes Fitness Rehab a unique gym compared to any other that I have been to…it is 99% female. And we are friends. It may seem hard to believe, but a gym full of women that get along. It makes for a great environment.
These people I have met at the gym have become more than just my workout partners – we have become friends. I really saw it last week when it was my birthday. We went to dinner and ice cream (it was awesome and worth every calorie) and had a good time. A dinner I did not even have to plan! Someone went out of their way FOR ME to plan something nice. After consistently being the organizer of things for my group of friends outside of the gym it was just nice to have someone else do something thoughtful like that for me.
Our shabu dinner:
Delicious ice cream at Gunther’s:
Although this change in my lifestyle is new, it has truly been life changing. Not only with the friendships that I am making, but being able to see what I am able to do! It is exciting and surprising to see what I am capable of.
PS – I have not ever pee’d my pants like the article said. But I hear it happens – especially after you have kids!