This was was particularly frustrating for me. Its a mental thing, but I HATE, no LOATHE, not finishing my workouts. Let me explain – every work out is set to your ability and there is no requirement to complete it, but its a goal, threshold, something to strive for. It is something I strive for and its a goal each workout. I must also add, that I am totally comfortable being the last one to finish said work outs. I am okay with that, as long as I finish.
But this week – UGH! Kicked my ass! Tuesday night we were supposed to do 6 rounds – I could only do 5. Wednesday night we were supposed to do 4 rounds, could only do 3. Thursday night goal was 15 and I did 11. I was seriously upset over this. One night, ok, whatever, but 3 in a row? UGH!
Then I chatted with my coaches and looked at it a different way –
Tuesday – we ran 200m sprints, Running has long been my nemesis. It is always a struggle, but this time, I seemed to not have to stop as much as usual. So = Progress.
Wednesday – Turkish getups – It took me forever, but I did them with a weight – FOR THE 1ST TIME! A whole 7.5 lb weight! I know, I know – whoa nelly! Right?! So again = Progress
Thursday – quick and intense short rounds of Ring rows, hands release pushups and body weight squats. I was able to do ring rows much better I felt than I have in the past, usually after 3 I am dying, but this time I had an easier go of it. The push ups seem to come easier to me too. So yes , again = Progress!
Today– Tabata, which always kicks my ass, plus it was like 90 degrees, so after the warm up, I was sweating like a pig. I felt for the most part, each move I was able to do better than I have done before. Planks are still a dirty bitch, but I ended with box jumps, which are my favorite. So you got it! = Progress!
The moral of my story kids – is its not about Quantity, but Quality! You can do 1000 push ups, but if your form is wrong, you are only doing harm to yourself. So yes, I was bummin’ about this my incomplete work outs, but I did things I have never done before. I can see the Progress – I feel the Progress!
You know what I am gonna say next –
Gotta keep swimming ! WE can do this! WE will get there! Thanks for joining the journey!
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