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muffintop-less:

I just got a really cool question from someone who is new to the gym. “What is considered proper gym etiquette?”
First off, everyone has a different “top 5 rules” or list of what NOT to do at a gym. Things that annoy me may not annoy others, or vice versa. Everyone’s interpretation is different and there are certain things that people find more annoying than others. Here are a few common ones I’ve heard about.
Talking on the cell phone (you’re likely in the way or irritating those trying to focus).
Hogging equipment (sitting on it when not using it or not allowing people to “work in” with you can be perceived as rude).
Wearing a ton of perfume or no deodorant (overwhelming smells can be distracting and kind of gross…).
Curling in the squat rack (I have yet to encounter this, but I could see how this would be annoying. You can curl anywhere, squatting takes a rack in most cases).
Staring (I’ve had this happen to me and it can be very irritating. No one wants to be stared at when they’re sweating and grunting and trying to focus.)
Not cleaning up after oneself (wipe down equipment after you use it, especially if you’re sweating a lot).
I’m sure I missed a bunch.. but those are the first several that came to mind. I hope any of you who are new to the gym find this helpful <3 

muffintop-less:

I just got a really cool question from someone who is new to the gym. “What is considered proper gym etiquette?”

First off, everyone has a different “top 5 rules” or list of what NOT to do at a gym. Things that annoy me may not annoy others, or vice versa. Everyone’s interpretation is different and there are certain things that people find more annoying than others. Here are a few common ones I’ve heard about.

  • Talking on the cell phone (you’re likely in the way or irritating those trying to focus).
  • Hogging equipment (sitting on it when not using it or not allowing people to “work in” with you can be perceived as rude).
  • Wearing a ton of perfume or no deodorant (overwhelming smells can be distracting and kind of gross…).
  • Curling in the squat rack (I have yet to encounter this, but I could see how this would be annoying. You can curl anywhere, squatting takes a rack in most cases).
  • Staring (I’ve had this happen to me and it can be very irritating. No one wants to be stared at when they’re sweating and grunting and trying to focus.)
  • Not cleaning up after oneself (wipe down equipment after you use it, especially if you’re sweating a lot).

I’m sure I missed a bunch.. but those are the first several that came to mind. I hope any of you who are new to the gym find this helpful <3
 

muffintop-less:

Worked out at home today! It was nice having the “gym” all to myself! =)
Here are a few workouts I’ve done at home that you can do too with minimal equipment: Click Me =)
I have been training CONSISTENTLY for close to a year and a half at this point. I will never have an “end” point but I set small goals for myself and work until I achieve them. Right now I’m in the process of leaning out. I want to see how much muscle I can keep whilst doing so. That means focusing primarily on my diet and weight training and keeping my cardio brief and intense. It’s hard for me to do which is what makes it exciting. Nothing beats the feeling of setting a healthy goal and achieving it. Aim high! Push yourself. You can do anything you set your mind to &lt;3

I love her arms!!!

muffintop-less:

Worked out at home today! It was nice having the “gym” all to myself! =)

Here are a few workouts I’ve done at home that you can do too with minimal equipment: Click Me =)

I have been training CONSISTENTLY for close to a year and a half at this point. I will never have an “end” point but I set small goals for myself and work until I achieve them. Right now I’m in the process of leaning out. I want to see how much muscle I can keep whilst doing so. That means focusing primarily on my diet and weight training and keeping my cardio brief and intense. It’s hard for me to do which is what makes it exciting. Nothing beats the feeling of setting a healthy goal and achieving it. Aim high! Push yourself. You can do anything you set your mind to <3

I love her arms!!!

muffintop-less:

For the past several months I have been eating in a surplus of calories in an effort to increase my lean muscle. Thus far it seems to be working. I’ve brought up a lot of my weaker points and I’m stoked about it. My delts were especially laggy. 
Set a healthy goal for yourself and ACCOMPLISH it. If it seems like you can’t reach that goal, change your actions to reach it, not the goal itself! All too often I hear girls wanting to “tone” this-part or that-part of their body. They tell me they have “tried everything” and still aren’t tone and don’t think it will ever happen. Once I hear what “tried everything’ entails, I usually come to find that they simply tried to do too many things, all at the wrong times and didn’t give it long enough to work.
The truth is, you have to put in the time! It didn’t take me a week to accomplish my goals. It took me MONTHS. I put on about 10 pounds over this past 7 month period. Unfortunately you cannot gain weight with a little bit of fat… so I had to mentally cope with that! But I wanted to achieve my goal.  
Attack your health and fitness goals with your greatest efforts… and keep trying. Don’t give up! &lt;3

Reblogging again. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE her arms!

muffintop-less:

For the past several months I have been eating in a surplus of calories in an effort to increase my lean muscle. Thus far it seems to be working. I’ve brought up a lot of my weaker points and I’m stoked about it. My delts were especially laggy. 

Set a healthy goal for yourself and ACCOMPLISH it. If it seems like you can’t reach that goal, change your actions to reach it, not the goal itself! All too often I hear girls wanting to “tone” this-part or that-part of their body. They tell me they have “tried everything” and still aren’t tone and don’t think it will ever happen. Once I hear what “tried everything’ entails, I usually come to find that they simply tried to do too many things, all at the wrong times and didn’t give it long enough to work.

The truth is, you have to put in the time! It didn’t take me a week to accomplish my goals. It took me MONTHS. I put on about 10 pounds over this past 7 month period. Unfortunately you cannot gain weight with a little bit of fat… so I had to mentally cope with that! But I wanted to achieve my goal.  

Attack your health and fitness goals with your greatest efforts… and keep trying. Don’t give up! <3

Reblogging again. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE her arms!

muffintop-less:

Don’t ever give up on your health!!! Just because you fell down once doesn’t mean you can’t get up, dust yourself off and get back to work! Healthy is a lifestyle, not a short-term, means to an end!

muffintop-less:

Don’t ever give up on your health!!! Just because you fell down once doesn’t mean you can’t get up, dust yourself off and get back to work! Healthy is a lifestyle, not a short-term, means to an end!

muffintop-less:

For the past several months I have been eating in a surplus of calories in an effort to increase my lean muscle. Thus far it seems to be working. I’ve brought up a lot of my weaker points and I’m stoked about it. My delts were especially laggy. 
Set a healthy goal for yourself and ACCOMPLISH it. If it seems like you can’t reach that goal, change your actions to reach it, not the goal itself! All too often I hear girls wanting to “tone” this-part or that-part of their body. They tell me they have “tried everything” and still aren’t tone and don’t think it will ever happen. Once I hear what “tried everything’ entails, I usually come to find that they simply tried to do too many things, all at the wrong times and didn’t give it long enough to work.
The truth is, you have to put in the time! It didn’t take me a week to accomplish my goals. It took me MONTHS. I put on about 10 pounds over this past 7 month period. Unfortunately you cannot gain weight with a little bit of fat… so I had to mentally cope with that! But I wanted to achieve my goal.  
Attack your health and fitness goals with your greatest efforts… and keep trying. Don’t give up! &lt;3

muffintop-less:

For the past several months I have been eating in a surplus of calories in an effort to increase my lean muscle. Thus far it seems to be working. I’ve brought up a lot of my weaker points and I’m stoked about it. My delts were especially laggy. 

Set a healthy goal for yourself and ACCOMPLISH it. If it seems like you can’t reach that goal, change your actions to reach it, not the goal itself! All too often I hear girls wanting to “tone” this-part or that-part of their body. They tell me they have “tried everything” and still aren’t tone and don’t think it will ever happen. Once I hear what “tried everything’ entails, I usually come to find that they simply tried to do too many things, all at the wrong times and didn’t give it long enough to work.

The truth is, you have to put in the time! It didn’t take me a week to accomplish my goals. It took me MONTHS. I put on about 10 pounds over this past 7 month period. Unfortunately you cannot gain weight with a little bit of fat… so I had to mentally cope with that! But I wanted to achieve my goal.  

Attack your health and fitness goals with your greatest efforts… and keep trying. Don’t give up! <3