Yesterday was my designated day for Body Rock. Haha. Earlier in the day, I had talked myself into doing it, but due to cramps (darn you, TOM!), I decided to do an easier Body Rock. (This is huge for me since my cramps can get really bad. I usually don't move much during the 2-3 days that I have them.) Anyways, when I got home, I decided I wanted a more challenging workout. So, I did "Wide Awake" (BR):
50/15 Interval; 3x through; 14 minutes total
1. Prisoner Jump Knee to Elbow - 16, 16, 16
2. 10 Mountain Climbers & Jump* - 4
--> I aggravated my hamstring (I think) again, so I decided to substitute bike
crunches for it instead.
2. Bike Crunches - 21, 20
3. Squats* - 23, 22, 20
4. Under Toe Touch with Half Burpee* - 5, 4, 4
I was so glad that I ended up doing something more difficult because I felt great afterwards (minus the hamstring). Yesterday, I almost felt like talking myself out of it, but I didn't. Why? I think I found something I like to do. I like Body Rock. I love sharing my scores with you all, and I love the positive feedback you all give. I love pushing myself. Sure, it's tough, but I like it. I don't want to miss a workout. Heck, I want to do one today, but I have an event after work. Plus, I like three a week because it gives me something to look forward to.
This morning, I did my usual walk (47 minutes). This time, I added sprints. So, for the first 20 minutes or so, I just walked. Then I got a little crazy. Haha. I added sprints until I was done with the workout. It was fun! (Never thought I would say that!) It gave me a little boost! I was happy. My cramps weren't too bad. I was beaming after my work out. To be honest, I've always wanted to be a runner, and now, I am taking small steps towards that goal.
Please don't ever think that you can't do something. Don't ever think you can't get healthy, or you can't run. You can. Just take small steps, and believe in yourself. Get crazy sometimes. Listen to your body. Eventually, you will get where you are going, so don't ever give up.