Monday, April 22, 2013
I really never surprise myself or am surprised by others. I just kinda shrug my shoulders and say "Nothing surprises me anymore." Today at SWEAT there was an exception.
Whenever we have a new to me exercise, I have to practice it a lot before it clicks. Very little comes naturally. The ability to push myself comes naturally. The desire to beat the challenge comes naturally. I have "an edge" as one of my colleagues said. During today's demo of the exercises I was only partially paying attention to the box jumps. We have done them so many times before. I can nail the small-med. box. I know it is time to try for the next higher. I am thinking the summer I will have more time to practice when class is over. When I got to that station today on the box I normally use was a 6 inch think 45 lb plate. What in the world? There was no way I could land that. Our trainer saw me freaking out, came over and told me to jump. She stood in front and put her arms out, yes I felt like a child learning to swim. This is how I mastered it the first time.
One jump was all it took. She told me to keep going. I backed down, and nailed the next jump. Two feet square in the center. I kept going the rest of the 40 seconds and the next 80 seconds I was at that station.
When's the last time you surprised yourself? If you cannot think of the answer, it is time. Pick something, achieve it.
"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." It is time for more of these moments. Life is just too short to accept what one thinks is "normal."
Oh and I also biked 17.2 miles before conquering the jumps:) I love AM workouts!
And I still cannot wait til SUMMER:)
341 miles for the year!