Monday, March 31, 2008

Tip of the Day--AWKWARD

Sometimes you might feel awkward while exercising. Sometimes this deters you from doing certain exercises. Sometimes you just need to get over it.

It's like that Friends episode when Phoebe was running in the park flailing her arms and kicking up her feet. Rachel thought this was embarrassing and just jogged like a normal person while pretending she didn't know her. What she realized in the end was that it was a whole lot more fun to jog in the park like Phoebe. Plus it is a better calorie burn.

Now you don't have to make a complete ass of yourself. But if you don't feel ridiculous sometimes then you are not getting the most out of your workout. Examples? Hip thrusts (gym sex is what I call them), walking lunges, dead lifts (big booty, little booty is what Belle calls them), and push ups (struggling in front of the South Jordan Fire Department could make you feel awkward).

Get out there and forget what people think and run like Phoebe!


Meghan said...

I know a lot of people struggle with the elliptical, too, feeling like they're flailing their arms around and not quite sure what to do. It's hard if you're not familiar with a piece of equipment or not exactly sure how to do an exercise. But hey, better to try than be lazy!

Cammie said...

Exactly how I feel when I do Turbo Jam. Pump it Pump it! You know what I'm talking about.

Bethany said...

I feel awkward running when my butt starts to jiggle but I just go for it! PS Cammie you are good at the pump it!