Sweat Harder

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Yoda is brutal. Seriously. I really think he's making me pay physically for all the months I was lazy.

So far I've worked out with him twice - an hour on Monday and half an hour yesterday. Just an hour and a half of workouts.

How am I??

SORE. Seriously. Even sitting down hurts.

We're picking up where we left off, so that mean a 10 pound weight in each hand as I step up onto a bench. It means perfect form and 3 sets of everything. It means doing my reps at an optimal rate instead of slowly.

And it means that he doesn't let me slack off. If I'm slowing down or whining about the weight, he tells me to suck it up.

Yesterday in the half hour workout, I think I said "I hate you" to him at least 15 times - at least, I THOUGHT it. I'm pretty sure that I didn't have the breath to actually say it.

At first I was annoyed. I mean, I've been away from the workout circuit for over 5 months. He should understand that and let me do lower weights and less reps. He should be giving me a break.

But after the workout last night while I was showering my poor, screaming muscles I realized that I had already been giving myself a break. For five months I did that. I made excuses for why I couldn't work out. I said I'd "start tomorrow" instead of today. I ate whatever I wanted and I stopped weighing myself, counting calories, and fitting in fitness.

I've had my break.

My muscles remember these workouts. They remember how to lift things and what way they're supposed to move. I know how to use the machines and how much weight I should be able to do on each. I know what foods are good for me and which ones are only good for fat and sugar and gaining weight.

I've had enough of a break. I need discipline. I need hard work. I need to fit into a wedding dress in 3 months and not hate myself for not working hard enough.

So now I'm glad he's not giving me a break. I'm glad he's pushing me and making me sweat harder. Sweat is the InnerFatGirl crying, right?

In other news, here's a photo!

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    EEEE!!! You two look so good together! :D :D :D ^.^
    1699 days ago
    You and your fiancee are adorable :)
    1707 days ago
    Gorgeous photo - thanks for sharing! emoticon
    1715 days ago
    I've been gone about 9 months (no no baby, just not here) and when I signed back in there were a few people I wanted to be sure to check on. I was so glad to see you are here. It is a struggle stay motivated. Perhaps some of the challenge is not so much in staying motivated but knowing how to revive. (I'm saying that for myself.) Anyway, while I was gone I gained 9 pounds. :( I started walking again, Pilates basics, and am going to try some stepping and weights. Like you I'm very sore. I'm trying not to be disappointed in myself. I wanted to let you know, it was encouraging to me to see you're still here and active and not giving up!
    1717 days ago
    You look amazing I am so happy for you!!!!!!

    Hooray!!! emoticon
    1720 days ago
    You look beautiful!
    1720 days ago
    What a cute couple!

    Congrats on your dedication. Keep up the good work. I feel newly inspired to get moving.
    1720 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the pic! You are a very cute couple. Congrats again on the engagement. Glad to hear you're back to it!
    1720 days ago
    You are a very adorable couple! I love your analysis of your situation! Great way to look at it! You will not regret a single minute you spend working out when you rock that wedding dress in three months!
    1720 days ago
  • SUMMER2203
    that sounds awesome -- i am going to live vicariously through your sessions and pretend that i have a yoda forcing me to sweat harder!
    1720 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    You guys are so cute!!!

    I'm happy you are coming to terms with how hard Yoda is making you work - You'll be thanking him on your wedding day!!!
    1720 days ago
    Lovely pic! You are gorgeous!

    I think I need a Yoda in my life... just think how hard he helps you work! Thats all good stuff! Keep it up!
    1720 days ago
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