Week Two: The Gym Gains (and the Laundry Pile Grows)

Published on 24 May 2024 at 19:18

Hey it's me again, back for week two of my gym chronicles. Remember the wide-eyed newbie I was last week? Well, this week, I'm a slightly-less-wide-eyed newbie, but definitely still learning the ropes.

This week has been a whirlwind, as usual. Between work, the kids sports, dodging rogue Lego, and the never-ending battle against dirty dishes, squeezing in gym time felt like a logistical nightmare. But hey, guess what? I did it! Two whole weeks! (pats self on back)

Here's the lowdown on week 2...

The Good:

  • Less Gym Anxiety: The gym doesn't seem quite as scary anymore. I'm starting to recognize some faces and the whole "everyone is judging me" feeling has subsided (a little).
  • Energy Boost: I swear, these workouts are already giving me more energy throughout the day. Plus, there's a sense of accomplishment that comes from getting a workout in after a busy day.
  • Muscle Memory (Who knew?): Well it turns out, my body does remember things! Exercises that felt like torture last week felt a little smoother this time

The Not-So-Good:

  • The Laundry Monster: Turns out, working out creates dirty clothes. Who knew? My laundry pile is officially the size of Mount Everest.
  • The Soreness (Oh, the soreness): This week, I discovered the joy (or should I say, pain?) of delayed onset muscle soreness. Stairs? My worst enemy. Sitting down? An Olympic feat. But hey, it's a sign I'm doing something right, right?

A Few Tips:

  • Planning is Key: This week, I prepped my gym bag and workout clothes the night before. It saved me precious  time and meant that i could head straight out to the gym after work,  
  • Small Wins Count: Don't get discouraged if you can't lift a ton of weight or run a marathon. Celebrate the small victories – an extra rep, a minute longer on the treadmill or a faster pace, 

So, here's to week two! It wasn't perfect, but it was a step in the right direction. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a date with an ice pack and a mountain of laundry,

Stay tuned,to see what week three throws my way.

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