Stressful day, have some deadlines to make, and it's been mentally draining.
That said, something got into me where I knew I wanted to get my fitness in, but I wasn't feeling putting in time on the stationary trainer.
About a week ago, I rearranged my basement workout "man cave" and pulled out the rollers I picked up about 2 years ago (has it been that long?!?)
I tried them a couple of times and then I promptly realized the learning curve would be steep and they fell by the wayside.
Tonight, I set them up and said, "Why not?"
Did the "hand against the wall" thing for about 5 minutes until my hand got tired and almost without thinking, I gripped the tops and like a little kid learning to ride for the first time, I was doing it! Still have a lot of the herky jerky going on, and there are some issues I need to work on with my pedal stroke, but I have another tool in the arsenal to change up my program so it doesn't get stale. I worked up a sweat just trying not to end up on the floor!
Very difficult and challenging, and I couldn't focus too much on watching E.T. because I had the fear I'd end up toppling over. Sometimes, you have to release the "death grip", overcome your fears/insecurities, and stop thinking so hard to achieve "flow". This was a good reminder to loosen up and not over think things.
This weekend was our little dudes last class. In a couple of weeks we get a Red Cross card that lets us know how far along they are on their swimming skills development. I probably overdid it and felt I used too much weight on a lift and felt some joint instability in my shoulder. We took a fitness post test, and while there was progress by both DW and I, there's room to improve. We'll see how our weekend family fitness regimen progresses with the use of the community center. We have options.
Been collecting some additional tools to change things up. Ordered a cheap standard EZ curl bar, picked up deals on EA Sports More Active and Active Life: Magical Carnival to change things up. If we're going to end up w/ more snow (3 inches of the wet heavy stuff), going to have to keep at it. DW took the boys out to build snow forts and they're sleeping like logs.
Keep at it, calm your mind, relax and keep challenging your skills development! Conquer your fears!