If you have made the gym part of your weekly routine and dedicated your lifestyle to strength training, cardio and aerobics activities, then you my friend can be called a self –professed Gym Rat.
But, if you have dedicated and made strength training, protein shakes, eating clean, and high intensity training an essential part of your lifestyle amongst the Big Boy’s gym, then you can officially consider yourself a Gym Bitch!
Before joining my local Big Boy’s gym, I was using my work’s smaller and more private fitness center. Everyone knew who I was, what my day-to-day routines were and what machines I occupied at certain times. Everyone knew to steer clear of Miss Murder.
When I decided to join the Big Boy’s gym, my presence was not as known. This gym was 10 times bigger with tons more people then the 3 regulars I was used to. I was scared to death and felt too uncomfortable to approach the free weight section where all the big boys were.
For the first few days, I stayed to myself trying not to get in anyone’s way all the while just feeling out the free weight area crowd. I finally got noticed by one of the trainers but I still tried to avoid conversation. I didn’t talk to anyone, wore big clothes and covered my face with a hat. I did this for the first few weeks until I slowly eased into my regular routing.
After a few weeks, I felt that it was finally time to mark my territory and prove myself worthy as a regular. Most important mission was to become a Big Girl and claim my spot in the free weight area where the Big Boys played!
With each passing week, I slowly eased myself more and more into the mix and routine of all the regulars. Weaving in and out, learning the schedules so I was not in anyone’s way if I could avoid it, and working my way into a coveted reserved spot each morning.
I have proven myself to be as or more dedicated to my strength training as the big boys who owned that area of the gym . I officially have a spot each morning right next to the Big Boys and everyone now knows when it’s Miss Murder time, so make room!