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#65 - "There's No Stopping Us Right Now."

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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

*Modified exercises.

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. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JEANNINEMM68 7/2/2012 11:09PM

    You go girl!!!!

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MELLYBEANS0919 6/29/2012 11:23AM

    Very encouraging. That is really great you worked out despite cramps....go girl! I am impressed you skipped the lighter workout for a tougher one. I am going to do a BR one today, and I'll share later how it went and which one I did.

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JADAKNOWLES 6/28/2012 8:52PM

    I'm so proud of you! Runner you are :) Sending you love and encouragement! emoticon

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WINNIE1978 6/28/2012 8:07PM

    Good job getting in a good workout!! emoticon

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SBRAN833 6/28/2012 5:22PM

    Keep it up! :) I'm slowly working on that whole "running" thing ... :) You can do it!!

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ASHESS85 6/28/2012 3:38PM

    I know how you felt with the cramps...they are usually the thing that stands in my way when I want to work out. You rock for pushing through and working out anyway!

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LIABOOTY 6/28/2012 11:23AM

    This is an awesome blog and emoticon for not letting TOM to stop you from working out

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POOKASLUAGH 6/28/2012 11:18AM

    Great job!

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DRAGONFLY02 6/28/2012 10:15AM

    Awesome blog! Isn't it great how good you feel after working out? The other day I got home and was so tired and head-achy, I just wanted to lay on the couch and do nothing. But instead, I went for an almost 4 mile walk with my boys and felt great after. I was so glad I did it instead of giving up.

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  What an inspiration! emoticon for conquering TOM!

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