DIY in life

I love HGTV and all the DIY projects…having a sense of ownership over what you create is really big in my mind. So why should it be different when it comes to your body? You have the power to create yourself…you’re your own DIY. Start with the basics: the materials, the tasks, the timeframe and the budget just like you would a house project.

Materials: Obviously yourself and the location (gym, at home, equipment etc)

The Tasks: What type of change do you want to see? How are you getting yourself there? Is it a personal trainer; is it going religiously to the gym or using DVDs; is it a main focus on diet and clean eating?

Timeframe: What is your goal? Are you doing this for a certain date or timeframe (however, that being said – diet and exercise should be considered a way of life and not a specific period of time).

Budget: What are you willing to put into this? Gym membership; equipment at home; dvds; or DIY fitness equipment made from household materials (free).

There’s the start to DIY project on you.

Pet-Peeve Gym Vent

A major pet-peeve of mine is when women at the gym keep their hair down. Speaking from a person that has long, thick hair, you need to put your hair up. First of all,  your neck is going to sweat…hair gets in your face…if you are doing any kind of “workout”, your hair will get in the way.

From years of gymnastics and cheerleading, maybe these “rules” have been drilled into me too strong. But I still don’t think you should have hair in your face when you are at the gym. It’s not a beauty contest, it is a workout.

What your workout clothes say about you

I don’t necessarily agree with all of these descriptions but I absolutely believe that your workout clothes say something about yourself, your mood, and your gym motivation.

I notice this the most right around New Year’s when everyone is “starting new year’s resolutions”. It doesn’t last long for them and you can notice exactly who these people are based on what they are wearing… matching head to toe, not functional for working out, and overall care more about their “look” than their workout.

What your workout clothes say about you