Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Since I'm almost done with the fourth week, I'm combining this review in with my third week one.
So the workout that is still the roughest for me is Total Body Circuit. The exercises alternate between leg and cardio to arms, shoulders and abs. If I could sum up the workout by saying one thing, it would be knee oblique push-ups. They are so hard, and Shaun tucks these beauties in after a series of spider lunges and push-ups. What started off as three is now up to six. The next time I do the workout, I'm pushing for seven. It's paying off too. I've had two friends comment on the definition in my arms.
I'm at that point in the Alpha phase where I'm familiar with the workouts. I'm getting stronger and taking less breaks, if any at all. I have more control over what I'm doing and feeling the work where Shaun T. says I should be feeling it. I'm also at the point where I'm asking the question, "can I push myself just a little bit more?" The answer is usually yes. Yes, I can go deeper into these lunges or squats. Yes, I can jump up a little bit higher. Yes, I can bring my knees up more. Yes, I can squeak out one more push-up. Unlike the beginning where I ended a workout thinking, "Wow! That was crazy. I'm glad I did it, but I'm really really glad it's over," I'm thinking, "that was awesome!" Am I still laying in a puddle of my own sweat when it's over? Absolutely, but I made that workout awesome, because I pushed myself further than what I thought I could or what I did previously.
If you're not asking yourself if you can push a little more during your workouts now, you should try it. It will blow your mind at how much you can actually do. You'll feel so good about yourself it's indescribable. When you finish something and you can take a step back and say, "Holy Crap!! I just did that," that's how confidence is built my friends, and it can spread to other aspects of your life like wild fire.