Soooooo, I posted this meme this morning on my Facebook page....
Been having a really tough time getting to the gym. I could list the excuses right now, but really they are just excuses.
I decided to try noon again...at least on Tuesdays and Thursdays when Vivi is not at the gym. (Or supposed to be at the gym.) I get into Zia and guess who is there? The Doctor! wheeee....she is moving to Minnesota...tomorrow. I have not seen her in at least six weeks and I haven't been to a noon class in months...what are the odds.
I'm all shades of thrilled.
I see the board and the euphoria I was feeling at seeing Sarah fades.
5x5 Push presses
5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
Weighted sit ups.
Really? well hell....
The warm up was fun...Planks, Rowing, jumping, Step Ups, T-Push ups....of course BJ saw my post this morning and was teasing me...I deserved it...outta shape heavy athlete that I am. Sarah said she'd stick with me on the workout...I was guessing it would take me 20 minutes. Not really, maybe 15. Looked a the board, lots of people did it in 3 or 4 minutes. HA!!!!
I lifted with Sheila...crazy strong lady~thank you... we settled on 95. BJ came over and told me I was cheating by actually doing a jerk. Ooops...didn't mean to. He helped me correct it so I finished by not cheating.
Then we set up for the work out. Sarah did keep pace with me, crazy lady....I know she could have done it in half the time I did. I am gonna miss her....
Pull ups...don't get excited, I did them with a thick band (it was too easy, I'll go down a band next time).
Push ups...don't get excited, knees.
Squats.....well, they we squats.
I was joking with Beth that I was only gonna do three rounds...I got a solid scolding. I did finish in 7 ish minutes. I was complaining by the end of the sit ups that I thought my eye was going to pop out, or that I might burst an ovary. I am sure no one has missed my ridiculous behavior in the noon classes. I feel kinda shaky and yes I checked my pulse. I did remind myself that I used to work out at noon A LOT and I used to always feel like this..and it feels....good. I am going to remember to make this....scratch that...to make me a priority. I have let this piece of my fitness slip and I know I will feel better getting a little more "conditioning" under my belt again. I mean, I am not gonna lie....I would rather lift all the time, but I also know that this is really what my body and my training needs. At least for a few weeks.....
Remember my rose?
All of these in the midst of all of this pain and confusion.
A lovely reminder too, that nothing lasts. Good or bad, joy or pain....they all end, they are all part of a whole, and perhaps they all serve their purpose as well.