Monday, April 9, 2012

How to: Get Back in the Gym

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For some reason the moment you turn 22, your super hyper metabolism, you know, the one that use to allow you to eat seven slices of pizza in one sitting and still have a perfectly flat waist, decides to start working part time. Now all of a sudden, every time you turn around it seems like you've put on another pound shrunk your jeans in the washer again, and the only thing that fits comfortably are your leggings. Having to start watching what you eat sucks. I once won a food eating competition my sophomore year, if I did that now I would literally have to sew the back of my snuggy closed and just start wearing that to class.
As someone who use to never work out (and avoided physical labor at all cost) I struggled to get myself to go to the gym regularly until I found ways to motivate myself. The three things that motivated me to get started were:
1. Buying new work out clothes. It's hard to not want to go to the gym when you have cute workout clothes, and although sportswear inspired clothes were all over the runway for spring, realistically the only place that you look good wearing them is to the gym. 
2. Music. Once in the gym the only thing that got me to finally stop walking on the tread mill at 1.2 and to actually start running, was a killer playlist. It's hard not to get pumped when your listening to Fergie tell you why she's so Fergilious. 
3 .I couldn't fit into my suits. I bought my suits last year when I was 21, carefree and skinny. Since those suits were an investment and I'm going to eventually need them again, it was either lose the weight again or lose the investment. Clearly as a business major, I chose to lose the weight.
This week's "how? what? wear?" will be dedicated to inspiring and motivating you to get yourself on a workout routine. Check out the rest of the post to see my workout playlist and look out for more workout themed post coming this week.

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Francy's Workout Playlist

Fergalicious- Fergie
Moves like jagger- Maroon 5
Lose my Breath- Destiny's Child
Poker face remix- Lady Gaga
Dont cha Remix- Pussycat dolls
Set fire to the rain- Adele
Party Rock Anthem- LMAFO
Moment for Life- Nicki Minaj
Check up on it- Beyonce
What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)- Kelly Clarkson
Take Your Mama- Scissor Sisters
We Found Love- Rihanna  feat. Calvin Harris
Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
Stronger - Kanye West
Rock Steady- The Whispers
Wanna dance- Whitney Houston
Please dont stop the music- Rhianna
I gotta feeling- Black Eyed Peas
Bad mama jama- Carl Carlton
Nothin' On You - B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars
Number One - Nelly
Poison - Bell Biv Devoe

Hope this helps get you started. What ways do you get motivated for the gym?


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