*Slow exhale* Ahhh Friday.
A day where we all unite with joy because the weekend is upon us, and apparently overshare with slightly disturbing posts?
I also did a quite bold, never before thing this morning- I took off my shirt…at the gym… in the weights room.
Okay, so I wasn’t completely topless but if you go back to an earlier post (all the way back to October) I set a fitness goal to feel confident enough to just wear a crop top when working out.
It had nothing to do with vanity or showing off but it was about me feeling confident enough in my own body to not care.
I don’t know what happened this morning- maybe it was the shift in thinking I’ve gotten from starting free/heavy weights training- but as I was doing my assisted chin ups & dips I thought hay why not. And off went the shirt.
Hmm what am I doing? Oh just changing my song….
It helped a bit that I had high-waisted shorts on, a cute Body Step crop top on under my white singlet that was quite modest and a fairly empty weight room (maybe 6 others there?).
It felt…well cool for one since I was sweating a whole heap (ha) and I guess, liberating? Like yeah, this is me- I’m not perfect and I don’t care. It was almost as if I accepted my body and was at peace with all that I was.
Apart from that cool little development and the overload of paper I’m been shuffling through my day has been pretty much the usual. I did manage to get majority of my food prep done for tomorrow though. Which will mean I get to relax tonight in anticipation for tomorrow’s training.
I’m going with the thought that it’s better to pack more food than not enough. It’s a huge 10 hour day and will be very physically draining as well as mentally. Since it’s a 7:30am start and the gym is close to home I’ve decided to sleep as much as possible and eat breakfast there. I’m packing things like:
- Tuna salad with sweet potato
- Carrot sticks & cottage cheese
- Banana + pb (if I can find a container for it)
- Grapes & Almonds
- Banana & Almond Milk Protein Slice
- Boiled Egg (These last two points will be brekky)
I packed this much food for my BS AIM 1 but didn’t manage to eat it all- but I’d prefer to have the option to, instead of going hungry and losing energy. Plus I get irritable and desperate when hungry.
The two days will be similar to my BodyStep training in some ways and different in others. Rumour has it that there’s a few challenges on both the days- beep tests, push ups & sit ups (for time), circuits etc so I’m definitely going to need the energy. Like BS training there will also be time dedicated to theory which is a really important part of being an instructor in terms of the coaching, cueing and motivating.
Fingers crossed all goes to plan and my practice, scripting and constant listening to BodyAttack music in the car has paid off.
- Have you ever just worked out in a crop top?
- What has weight training done for you?