You know your in training, when you expect to be sore all the time and you take Motrin with your breakfast. But I keep pushing myself. Why I’m not sure. Yesterday, I was feeling down on myself because I am still only down those 6 or so pounds. I was wondering why am doing all of this week for a measly 6 pounds. But as much as I didn’t want to, I still made myself go to the gym. I’ve come to far to give up.
Once at the gym, I still was not feeling it, but once your there it’s too late to back out. At least yesterdays class had no burpees. Do you know what a burpee is? If not consider yourself lucky! But for those curious, here is a picture of a burpee…..
Don’t they look fun?? Not in the least, I agree. Now even though there were none of these yesterday, we still had a challenging day which involved 200 yard sprints. And I mean sprints, the instructor continued to point out that this wasn’t a jog, but a sprint (and when I say point out, I mean holler out). How many sprints…..
WEDNESDAY MARCH 20, 2013 IS AS FOLLOWS
HEAVY HIP/CALVE STRETCHES OR FOAM ROLLS
HIGH KNEES IN PLACE
STAIONARY PUNTER KICKS (5-8 EACH LEG)
WRIST STRETCHES ON THE FLOOR OR WITH THE USE OF BOTH HANDS
SPARTAN RUN (PUSH AND SQUAT)
SPRINT 200 METERS/50 PUSH UPS/ 15 SQUATS
SPRINT 200 METERS/45 PUSH UPS/20 SQUATS
SPRINT 200 METERS/40 PUSH UPS/25 SQUATS
SPRINT 200 METERS/35 PUSH UPS/30 SQUATS
SPRINT 200 METERS/30 PUSH UPS/35 SQUATS
SPRINT 200 METERS/25 PUSH UPS/40 SQUATS
SPRINT 200 METERS/20 PUSH UPS/45 SQUATS
SPRINT 200 METERS/15 PUSH UPS/50 SQUATS
Doesn’t it look like fun. It wasn’t (obviously, although some might think so). Believe it or not, I did it. I may have been the last to do it, but I did it! I wasn’t sure I would be able to, but I’m happy. I am sore today. It took me a moment to realize why when I was reaching for my coffee cup. I focused on the sprinting, but those push ups are killers. And I do them the cheater way with knees.
So today I’m feeling a little better about everything. It might be because after showering yesterday, I put a nice comfy pair of jeans on. Jeans that a while ago were not comfy at all. Jeans that I couldn’t even wear. So, I have to keep reminding myself it is not the weight on the scale, but the way I fit in my clothes. That muscle really does weigh more than fat and one day it will all just come together.
But now it is time to get off the computer and getting running. Literally! I’m off to run/jog/walk 3 miles with my girlfriends. I believe that it the key to staying focused. Having work out partners to keep you going when you don’t want to go any more!
Live, Laugh, Love!