Monday, October 14, 2013
If you have been reading my blog, you know that I have been doing a 4-week fitness program.
Well... this is not a quick & easy program. The works are quick- yes (30 minutes of less), but they are extreme! But tomorrow marks the beginning of the 3rd week and I have not missed a workout yet. This is unreal to me, because I am the queen of skipping a workout! But I love that they are quick, I can get them done in the morning before work, each day is a different workout, and I am achieving my goals. Each day I get to put a star sticker on my calendar on the fridge after a workout, I am beyond proud of myself.
Saturday's workout was a "Brutal HIIT Ladder Workout"... literally- that was the name of it. This was the first Ladder workout I had done, and frankly reading about it being named a "brutal workout".. well I was totally 100% intimidated! But I pushed on. I did it. I had to take an extra break, I had to modify some of the moves, but I completed the workout! I finished with only one extra break. I felt AMAZING when I was done. I was exhausted and at the same time bursting with energy the minute I finished. My body was spent, but I was so overjoyed with myself. I actually cried because I was so proud of myself that I did it.
I didn't give up when it got hard, I kept pushing,
I didn't stop half way through because I was tired, I took a quick break and kept going.
I didn't skip thought the parts I couldn't do, I modified them into moves I could do.
I taught myself a very valuable lesson.... I am SO MUCH STRONGER than I give myself credit for. I proved to myself that I can do anything I put my mind too! I was so overcome with emotions at the end because I showed myself (the eternal pessimist) that I CAN do this! I can do anything I want as long as I stick to it, work hard, and keep going!