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I'm Helen. I'm a 23 y/o fitness enthusiast, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Philly native, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, cousin....

 

Good Habits, Bad Habits, Roger Rabbit

Good Habits, Bad Habits, Roger Rabbit

This post has nothing to do with Roger Rabbit - I just really like rhyming. I also love Roger Rabbit and this picture makes me laugh. Enjoy!

Memorial Day was the weekend getaway that I didn’t even know I needed. I spent Friday-Monday in Connecticut laying by the pool, taking the boat out on the water, playing with my niece and nephew, getting a pedicure, outlet shopping, and eating ice cream heheheahahahohwell. Can you say double scoop of peanut butter pie and Tennessee toffee in a waffle cone?!?! If you have ice cream every day for 5 days is that considered moderation? Asking for a friend.

I did make it to a barre class with my sister on Sunday, and on Memorial Day I got up at 7 and made my way to a local gym that I bought a day pass for online and got my #legday in. I gotsta do my squats or it just doesn’t feel like Monday, you know? No? Just me?

Iron House Fitness in CT

Iron House Fitness in CT

Even though my diet was kind of all over the place I was active, and also allowed myself a few days to rest, which I think was needed. Now I feel ready to kill it in the gym the rest of this week, and it’s already Tuesday which is super awesome. It’s like basically Friday already!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know that taking rest days is a crucial part of training, especially when lifting heavy, but I function best when I have structure and a schedule to follow. So taking more than 2 days off for me makes it really difficult to get back to my training. Often, 3 or 4 days of rest turns into two weeks. As much as I try to make going to the gym and eating well a habit, it is just as easy for me to turn laying on the couch and eating ice cream straight from the carton a habit.

“We are what we repeatedly do”

“Idle hands are the devil’s playground”

 etc. etc. etc.

All very true for me.

I know that I feel best physically and mentally when my habits include exercise and healthy foods, and that the days when I get in a workout are overall usually better days than when I don’t. Endorphins, yo.

The longer you are away from the gym, the harder it usually is to make your way back there. 

Find what habits/patterns/schedules work best for you, by trial and error, and then try to stick to them as best you can!

 

 

You play ball like a GIRL!

You play ball like a GIRL!

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