Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Getting out of a rut...

Do you ever feel as if your is the movie ground hog day?
It consists of the same routine Monday-Friday and then on the weekends?
I was finding myself being content with my “ground hog” like schedule
Wake up, work, work out, watch Justin play softball, grab a bite to eat, go to bed, repeat

I supposed it worked… I was never bored, and I always had something going on, and I knew what to expect the next day… however, I was starting to get in a rut, I needed a new vice, something to keep me motivated.

I joined a gym about 6 months ago, and up until now all I have really used it for is the treadmills. I figure if I have people around me running its much easier than hitting the pavement by myself, however spending $26/mo for a treadmill that I use 4 times a week really isn’t doing the entire membership any justice.

Included in my membership you are able to take as many group exercise classes as you want, including spinning. In high school my best friend and I would spin 4-5 times a week. It was such a good exercise and I forgot how much I enjoyed it.

Kelly had tweeted one day about going to a spinning class on a Saturday, and that was all the motivation I needed to get to the gym the next day and start my new routine, which included both spinning and running.

I forgot how much I LOVE the class and how great of a workout it is. I leave every class feeling as if I have had the best workout possible.

Recently, I have been waking up at 5:15, getting to the gym at 5:30 [I may or may not be sleeping in my workout clothes – judge away! Ha!] and spinning from 6 to 6:45, and its an awesome feeling to know at the end of the work day you can do whatever you would like because you have already completed your daily workout.

Its amazing what a new routine can do for you. I am seeing results on the scale for the first time in about 2 months, and it feels good. I am working different muscles than I would if I would go for a long run.

If you are in a workout rut, I encourage you to switch it up… challenge yourself, workout in the morning, do a different routine! I guarantee that it will make a difference! What’s holding you back?!?!

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Jess said...

Good for you Linds! You are such an inspiration ;)

Mateya said...

I love spinning...such an amazing workout!

You're so right, you need to mix it up to confuse your body...that's when you see the scale move and the clothes fit a little looser!

Mama Laughlin said...

YAY! I LOVE spinning but haven't done it in so long because I'm too cheap to buy a gym membership!
It is a GREAT workout though!!!
Glad you are changing it up and seeing results!!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Amen sista! I am in a huge rut I've gained probably 10 lbs this year already.. I used to spin all the time too.. I just bought a living social coupon for a bootcamp class so I'm going to try that now!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

i totally sleep in my workout clothes. duh! maximizing sleep here

michelle ellis said...

Good for you! I tried doing the gym in the morning, and it just wasn't for me. I wish I could! We just started insanity. WOW - it pulled us out of the pregnancy rut!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I sooooo know that feeling! I HATE when I start to feel that way! I do the same thing though change things up and that usually does the trick. Spinning....I wanna try it but I hear that it is hard at first.

Domesticated-Bliss said...

You go girl! I'm trying to get back on the exercise wagon - I might try a spin class now!

Kelly said...

Yahoo for getting out of the rut. I just love spin classes so much because although the workouts can be hell, an hour is over before you know it, and it's pretty much a 500-600 calorie burned guarantee! And much more entertaining than the treadmill!!

Holly said...

I've never tried spinning, but I've always wanted too! Good for you for finding the motivation to change up your workout routine. I'm always looking for new workouts so that I don't get bored. Good luck!