Running With The Big Dogs-Confessions Of A Gym Rat

Last Update: January 29, 2013
I love working out, but, It was not always that way. When I first joined the gym several years ago, I would just come in and log my 4 miles on the treadmill and go home. Game Over! I never had the guts to venture into trying something new. I followed the unspoken gym rules: Women used the stationary bikes or went to Zumba Class, and the guys got to use the Weight Room, Resistance Training and TRX equipment. I must admit, I was a bit intimidated by all this, and frankly just plain scared to try something new! Dang- It might be hard!

Little by little, I watched others in the Weight Room, and soon mustered up the courage to join them.
Today, I think nothing of finishing my run, then hitting the weights, even if I am the only female there!
I have no desire to have a " six pack" or bench 250 lbs, but I am not afraid to venture into "unchartered territory" to stay fit and be ready for Bikini Season!

I have taken next week off to again try something brand new. My first three WA websites will be set up and go live! Gulp!! Before going onto " Yikes Mode", I made sure to watch Jay's video tutorial on that subject. ( For those new to WA, Jay is the resident technical wizard that is in charge of video tutorials known as WAbinar's here at WA.) Thanks and a big shout out to Jay for making these for us! I will nominate you for sainthood at my earliest chance:) Wish me luck as i venture once again into unchartered territory.

Something tells me I'm gonna love it!

Sammi:)


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Everisingsun Premium
Great post Sammi - alot of people who chase wealth forget or do not even realise that thier health is the most prized possession of all, so good on you for living such a positive life!. I agree...Jay is THE MAN! - he cracks me up sometimes with his humour..a very real person with a natural talent to teach!.

Best of luck going live! - I have a good feeling that you will be soaring on the internet...

Thanks for sharing!
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sammikay Premium
Thanks so much for your words of encouragement and caring spirit!!

Many Blessings!
Sammi:)
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marjolyn11 Premium
Hi hear you Sammi ... I started working out at a gym 4 years, same fears now I bench press with the boys!! I look forward to checking out your websites. I've just finished no. 4 - my new venture is blogging! I love the excitement of something new. I recall a fellow gym member's look of fear when all the equipment had been rearranged and her commenting about not liking change. My reply was it wont be change in a week!
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sammikay Premium
Thanks Girlfriend!! I will let you know when I have the sites up! I appreciate your opinion!

Sammi:)
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Hudson Premium
Hi there, good luck but I doubt you need it with such a determined attitude, go for it!
Regards
Hudson
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sammikay Premium
I appreciate you reading my post Hudson! I will most probably need technical help, but am lucky that it is easily available here! Good people like YOU are what make WA Rock
bigtime!

Sammi:)
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BIS Premium
Hi Sammi
You've obviously been dong a lot of work. I wish you luck - but I have a feeling that you're not going to need it.

Beverley
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sammikay Premium
Diva B- Thanks so much!!
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