When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that‘s the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.
What most people don't understand is that gym is therapy. working out makes me feel good. 🙏🏻 a lot of people think that the gym is only for becoming physically stronger, getting shredded and packing on muscle.. 👉 they don’t know about the mental benefits of going to the gym. 👉 they look at gym addicts like they are simple or narcissistic people who simply go to the gym to improve their physical attributes. 🙄
this could not be further from the truth (at least for me.) i go to the gym because it's truly my kind of therapy. it's where i can stop all the thoughts rushing around my head from whatever goes on in "the outside world" and focus on one thing only: going beast mode. pushing my mind and body to the limit makes me feel good in a way that nothing else can. insanely good.
while every week is different, we do like to have some method to the madness when it comes to scheduling in our sweats.
i’m definitely someone who tends to go through phases with studios! at the same time though, i always find a way to mix it up (and love trying new workouts) … you’ll rarely see me at the same class two days in a row. here’s the typical breakdown (and i’m generally working out 5-6 days/week):
⭐️ 1-2 cardio workouts: this generally means dance cardio or hiit. i’ll sometimes throw in a spin, rowing, etc. here and there. i also love cardio that’s mixed in with a sculpt - which is why i love @dancebody ‘sculpt’ so much!
⭐️ 3-4 low impact workouts: think toning barre, yoga, pilates. i genuinely enjoy these workouts and believe they have a great impact on my body.
⭐️ 1 strength training: these are the high intensity classes - like megaformer, weight-based classes, trx … lately i’ve been really into this category!
bonus: lots of walking! i have to say i’ve been slacking on this one a ton since moving to a more convenient neighborhood lol, but i can absolutely see + feel the effects of walking when i’m getting a lot of steps.