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Thursday, November 8, 2012

2 year old.

Do you ever question why we do the things we do?

Lately, I feel like a 2 year old.  Constantly stopping to ask myself why I am doing something or why I have to do something.

I had set some goals a couple of weeks ago and decided to scope out the gym in my town.  It didn't meet my needs/desires. So, I decided to scope out the weight lifting mobile classroom we have at school.  I am ashamed to say I hadn't been in it even though our principal had opened it up to us to use freely.  Holy wow are we lucky to have the principal we do!

This mobile classroom has 6 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, 1 stair climber, a stationery bike, 2 benches, a universal weight lifting machine, and 2 Nautilus machines.  Along with several sets of free weights.

So, I'm back on the saddle and I find myself asking: Why did I ever stop?!

I have never been a big fan of workout classes because I love the sweat and labor that comes from a typical "gym rat" workout.  All through college I did workouts for soccer and kept a log.  For some reason, all I have done the last 2 years is go to workout classes.  I never left feeling truly satisfied and I never saw legit results.  So I really don't know why it has taken me so long to get back to the gym. I just know I'm really happy to be back.

I guess the point of my post is why not do the things that make you happy?  Assuming the things that make you happy are healthy and good for you.  We spend all this time asking ourselves why (at least I do) when we really need to be asking ourselves why not?

When I think of all the reasons why I haven't been in the gym doing the workouts I know my body responds to and the workouts I know I enjoy doing, I realize all the "reasons" are really just excuses.

So, I'm encouraging all of you to stop asking why, start asking why not, and to get on this healthy bandwagon with me.  You can follow me on instagram @coachgaines13 for more "fitspiration" or #novchallenge to gain motivation.


  1. I never really loved the gym until the last couple of years, when I learned how to use the gym best for my body! It used to be my husband dragging me, now I'm dragging him to go to the gym :) What a great principal to provide the resources for you all!!


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