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The #1 Way I Started Seeing Results at the Gym


I have a confession.

I have always been insanely intimated by the weight room at the gym. No matter what, my feet would take over and direct me straight to the cardio machines. No matter how motivated I was, no matter how many pep talks I gave myself and no matter how many articles I read stressing the importance of strength training, I just couldn’t do it!

I would walk into the gym determined to at least start a weight-lifting workout but the second I saw the free-weights my fear would take over and I’d find myself standing on a treadmill, hitting the speed button and getting ready for a run instead. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a good cardio workout but I hated the fact that my apprehension of looking foolish could control me every day.

I was frustrated. I wasn’t seeing the results that I wanted. Every day I would push myself harder, faster and longer, but nothing seemed to work! I know they say results come from 70% – 80% of what you eat, but Robert and I eat healthier than ever. No added sugar, no dairy, essentially no processed foods, so then why wasn’t I seeing results?

Finally, after years of trying to find something that worked, many failed attempts and routines that just bored me to no end, my dearest friend, Ayelet recommended this amazing APP. And can I tell you, it is life changing! Sweat by Kalya has a 12 week weight lifting program that is so detailed oriented and so beginner -friendly that my fears were no longer in control.

This was the first time I felt like I had an actual game plan. This was the first time I was truly excited to start. This was the first time I didn’t think to myself  “let’s see how long this lasts!” Was I still nervous? Of course, but this time it didn’t stop me and to be completely honest, it felt amazing!

I was very strategic. I knew that I would still be embarrassed. I mean let’s be real, my form the first week was absolutely horrific.  That’s why, I  went only during off hour, midmorning, early afternoon, anytime that Google said “Not Too Busy,” I ran over there. I wasn’t going to let those bad-ass women and powerlifters intimidate me. I was going to do this. I had all the tools I needed! I had the workout plan.  I had the easy to follow instructions. Now, I just needed to get over my pride and do it.

Three weeks later, I am no longer embarrassed, I am no longer nervous. I don’t have to go when the gym is empty. I feel stronger, I feel lighter and for the first time in my life, I am starting to see real results from the gym, and I cannot get enough! I know what you are thinking, it has only been three weeks. This time it is different. This time, I am absolutely loving every second of it : )



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