Yes kids, Man Makers were the nemesis last night in class. For those of you unfamiliar with Man Makers , let me explain. So, I equate them to a Burpee on steroids. Here is how they are done:
Yeah, I know – totally awesome, right?!? Cha!!!! They are a killer, especially for me, since they are similar to a burpee which I struggle with. So, let’s go over how I did. For starters, we did 100 sit ups. I banged out 20 pretty quickly, then the rest were a struggle. The goal was to do them as fast as possible to move on the man makers. I am already feeling the sit ups, whenever I laugh, go figure. So, finished those up, last as usual, then onto the man makers.
We had to do 30 Man Makers. I really need to get myself some gloves for when we do these types of moves, I always use some towels over the dumb bells so my hands don’t hurt as bad. So, I haven’t done man makers in a while but I thought I could do a few at a time and chip away at it. I ended up doing 2 at a time. And honestly, the hardest part was the clean and squat thrust for me. I could barely get my arms up. I thought I was going to drop the dumb bells on my head. And , I have been using the 35 lb weight lately, but I knew there was no way that was going to happen, so I went down to 22 lbs. All in all, I felt the Man Makers defeated me, badly. I was the last to finish. Which, that is fine for me, but still stings. I completed the 100 sit ups and 30 Man Makers in 24:05 .
Then it was onto rope climb practice. I tried again, more like Tarzan swinging from the vine, but at least I tried. I can get myself off the ground, I just cannot move myself up the rope, which of course, is the point.
Last night I left class exhausted and feeling defeated. For as long as I have been doing this I feel I should be a lot better at things. And some things, I totally am. The reality is, I am still carrying 235 lbs and no matter what, things will still be a struggle. I have to always remind myself that this is a lifestyle change and it does not happen over night. Honestly, I see this process taking me years to be where I want, and from there it is upkeep.
I am determined to keep moving and keep going. To Keep Swimming. I use my ” Just Keep Swimming” mantra everyday. I am afraid if I stop swimming, I will sink and never return to the surface. I have to keep going.