Well hey guys happy hump day! (whenever I type or say hump day all I can think about is that commercial with the camel yelling HUMP DAYYYYY and I bust out laughing) just had to let you all in on whats happening behind the computer screen. Anyway on to what you came here to read.
Lets start with your opinion!
So I have been blogging for a little over a year now and have done my Mouthwatering Monday every Monday (with the exception of a few) since I started. Recently I’ve been feeling pressured to come up with ideas for the recipes and some of the time just searched for something I think you all will like and adding it into the Mouthwatering Monday post instead of actually making it and sharing it with you from my own experience because I felt rushed to get something to you all by Monday. It leaves me feeling somewhat phony bologna and unauthentic and I’m not down for that! I want to post things that you guys want to see, and that I feel excited to post about. AKA I don’t want to post just to post I want there to be a purpose behind it. So I have a couple of ideas and with a little help from you guys I will be able to make a better decision.
Do you guys enjoy reading the Mouthwatering Monday posts?
Would you mind if I only posted them when I had fresh, new, and exciting recipes for you guys instead of every single Monday?
What type of recipes have you liked the most? Dinner delights, healthy goodies, sweet treats, etc?
Any other recommendations? The blog will only get better and continue to grow with feedback from you awesome readers.
Oh and to clarify this does not mean I will stop Mouthwatering Monday all together because if you’ve been reading since the beginning you know I’m a serious foodie and sharing my love for that with you guys is just my fav. thing!
Let me know your feedback in the comments section or on Instagram!
Today I was at the gym minding my own business (I’m really antisocial when it comes to the gym idk why maybe I myself have gymtimidation…actually who am I kidding I know I do) and these two girls walked up next to me grabbed some heavy weights and started doing a move in the most awkward way you could ever think of. Meanwhile I’m sitting there trying to focus on my own workout when really all I can think about is how these girls are probably hurting themselves more than they are helping. So here’s what went through my mind in the time it took me to finish my goblet squats while watching these girls.
“Oh jeeze! OUCH!”
“Your back is going to hurt”
“Oh no now is she teaching her friend to do it that way too”
“Should I go over and help, they’re really struggling…and keep smiling at me”
“maybe they’re nice”
“Wait who am I to help… I’m just a girl at the gym like them..but I don’t want them to get hurt”
“What if someone came up to me? How embarrassing”
END OF CONVERSATION WITH MYSELF (yes I know i’m crazy I have full on convos in me head…with myself.)
As I was driving home I could not stop thinking about these girls and how uncomfortable they looked and how uncomfortable I felt. Like why would it be such a bad thing if I asked them if they needed any help, or showed them a move I knew and if they didn’t want any help then hey at least I tried! I think being intimidated of the gym or the culture around the gym is so normal but to see someone (two people) doing something so utterly wrong (way too heavy of weights and just bad form) and not stop and see if they need help because I’m too scared of being shut down or embarrassed is ridiculous!
I know how they feel because come on I think everyone has a little bit of gymtimidation. Chris’ job is an athletic trainer…I live with someone who does this for a living who makes me all of my workouts, shows me exactly how to do the moves, motivates me, encourages me, and I still flip open google and check to make sure I’m doing the deadlift right every time because I don’t want to look stupid or hurt myself in front of other people. THE GYM IS INTIMIDATING…only if you let it be.
So long story longer…
I want people to feel comfortable at the gym doing what makes their life better (working out) and know what they are doing in the process. Also I want to feel comfortable to help my fellow blissfully fit gals who seem like they’re struggling with something and not feel stupid to lend a helping hand! I feel like this topic will morph into something pertaining to the blog over the next couple of months, and it’s so awesome to know that I have this place to chat about it all with you guys!.
Have you guys ever felt any Gymtimidation? Witnessed anything like what I was talking about? Let me hear it!