Monday, March 16, 2015

9 Thoughts You Have When You First Start Working Out Consistently



1. "Why haven't I lost 5 pounds yet?"


It's easy to expect instant gratification for your hard work, even if it's just been a week.

2. "I have no core muscles."


Is a 10 second plank impressive?

3. "I could totally run a 5k."


This is thought after only a few days of running...but, hey, it's good to have confidence in your abilities.

4. "You can actually see my biceps now when I flex!"


This may have come from personal experience. Seeing progress is the best feeling.

5. "Where are all my workout clothes?!"


You quickly realize that 1 pair of workout shorts isn't going to cut it.

6. "I could definitely workout this hard every day."


This thought lasts about two days.

7. "Walking from my couch to the fridge counts as exercise, right?"


Yeeeah, no.

8. "Why did I think I could do so many reps?"


This thought comes the next day when you're experiencing soreness.

9. "I'm so hot!"


The best part about exercise is the confidence boost. You should be proud of yourself!



18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I cried laughing at this post!! I'm working on getting back into a consistent workout routine, and all of this is spot on. HAHAHAH.

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    1. Hey Meg! Thanks so much! :) It helps to find humor in the hard work! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I cannot stop laughing!! So so great!! love it!! xo MK www.leavingperfectionlearninggrace.com

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    1. Thank you, MK! I'm so glad you liked this post! Thanks for visiting :)

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  3. I love the "buy all the work out clothes!" That is so me!

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    1. I love that one too! I have to be careful when I'm in the work out clothes section at Target :)

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  4. Thanks for this! =) I'm about to start a workout routine next week and I've never been able to keep up for more than a few days. I'll try to look back at this and laugh at myself, lol.

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    1. Good luck on your new workout routine, Jaime! Laughter always helps :)

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  5. Yes. I totally have every one of these thoughts everyday. The first few weeks of working out are always the hardest. I am trying so hard to stick with it until I get past the everything hurts stage.

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    1. I totally agree! I feel like once I get into the routine of working out, it gets a lot easier. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  6. Hahaha these are amazing!! There is no way I could survive with just one pair of workout clothes!!!

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    1. Thanks, Ariana! I feel the same way. Work out clothes make it more fun to go to the gym :)

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  7. This is so funny and so true! I love the pictures that go along as well.

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    1. Thanks, Emily! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  8. All of these are so relevant! I've been working out consistently since the start of the year and I still relate to all of these!

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    1. Thanks, Kayla! I'm glad you liked this post! :)

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