So I made my triumphant return to the
gym last week for 5 am sessions and after a year of being on a nursing schedule
(seriously infrequent gym sessions), I feel Iike I want to die great!
I'm lifting three days a weeks and
trying to manage three days of cardio. I have some pretty bizarre cardio habits
which help me completely tune out exactly what I am doing. I think if I
actually realized I was running/"elliptical ing" in place for an hour
I would jump off the machine and run screaming from the gym.
It takes me a few minutes to unload
my cardio gear and people usually give me strange looks. So my gym essentials
include, my monogrammed Tervis water bottle, kindle, iPod (duh) huge wad
of Gum in my mouth ( i am not an obnoxious gum chewer) and washcloth for
the sweaty face!
I actually heard about this study and found it so interesting and why it may help in boosting blood flow to the brain and in turn performance at the gym! (it said it may mess with short term memory but hey If I can forget I am at the gym, all the better!)
Finally its go time! I read,
chew gum, jam out to bieber, chug water and occasionally check email/text write
blog posts at the same time- how's that for Multitasking! I may look like
"that girl" at the gym but I can hang with the best of them,
especially in the weight room, which I used to be so intimidated by!