And surprise none are because I don't have time or anything to do with my 15+ lbs baby!
also, disclaimer there is nothing wrong with lifting weights... this is not a scientific blog
I have been a trainer for almost 8 years now and in the fitness field for about 11... wait what... now I'm feeling my age.
I have worked in all types of fitness specialties but have more recently come to a realization- I DON'T want to just "lift weights". Now before I continue... I am not saying it is unhealthy... hear me out before you jump to any conclusions.
In the past week I have had several former clients come to me, in a kind of tail between the legs, saying "I just don't feel like working out anymore".... and personally I'm sitting there thinking man me too... But I didn't say it, I listened to their reasons and gave them some tips but here is what I hope they and anyone can take away from the below ideas....
The BEST workout is working out without feeling like you're WORKING!
Now Im not talking about working as in your heart and your muscles pumping, Im talking about your desire... I'm talking about that pulling teeth dragging fingernails gut feeling.... now I know there are some of you out there reading this thinking...well if I lost those last 10 lbs or made the team or what ever your end goal is.... I'll do it and I'll do it every day but the truth is when you do something that you would rather not do you are going to have a hard time with motivation.
So ME Personally here are my reasons for not lifting weights-
1. I wasn't Having FUN in the facility
Since having Alivia, I have come to realize. I don't want to go in a gym where there is no air, no sun, no cute baby girl... I want to explore and share and have FUN... thats not to say I did't at some time enjoy they gym but not right now, and hey thats just me.
2. I realized I was lying
When people would say "you look great" or ask "how are you getting back in shape? I would say "Thanks' I'm trying" but the truth is I'm not and I don't really want to...
Don't get me wrong... I want to be healthy
3. I was trying too hard
I don't want that to be my focus nor do I wan't to teach my daughter that "TRYING" to look a certain way is an important goal... A person should want to take care of his or her self... but have fun while you're at it and accept that there are things about your body you cannot change... Like I will never be 5'10 or even 5'3 as hard as I try.
Not "trying" to lose weight I have gotten back down to my pre-pregnancy weight I mean yes my body is different and yes its not the smallest I have been but I am also not
What you find here may or may not be fitness related. It may or may not be what you needed to hear, regardless it is what I needed to say!