Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Why you gotta say "Gym Rats"?

I have had my fair share of disturbing experiences at the gym. Just a few weeks ago I watched an extremely sweaty man get off of a spin bike, walk over to a trash can and wring his wet shirt off in the garbage can. His sweat was flying all over the wall and floor. I started feeling nauseous and had to look away. I totally get that the gym can feel like a yucky sewer some days, but I have to share a few thoughts about the whole "gym rat" title.
People who live on the ski slopes get to be called "snow bunnies". Why do they get the cute fluffy animal and gym goers are named after the animal that helped spread the bubonic plague? I propose we stop calling gym lovers rats and coin a new phrase. How about Gym Ants? (Leafcutter ants can lift and carry something 50 times their own body weight. How's that for beast mode!?) Or Gymaroos? (Kangaroos can jump 10 feet high and 30 feet long. Kind of takes box jumps to a whole new level doesn't it?)
So maybe Gymaroos will never catch on, but I have to say I do love the gym, even if it makes me a rat.

Today's workout: For the Gymaroos or those who have dumbbells at home
I did 3 rounds and usually did 8-12 reps (I go until I exhaust the muscle)
Cable Bicep Curls (You can use dumbbells if not at the gym)
Rear Delt Flys
Tricep Extensions
Pullovers on the ball
Rear Delt Rows
Tricep Kickbacks

(FYI...I'm not a personal trainer. I make up these workouts and they work for me.)

Are you a Gymaroo or do you prefer working out at home?

What's the grossest thing you've seen at the gym?


  1. I love your new blog! Running has also become a love in my life! It's funny what motherhood does to us! I'm excited to keep reading your blog!

  2. Isn't it crazy how much we change and grow because of our little sweeties!? Glad you like the blog. :)