Tuesday, November 05, 2013
I've realized I talk to myself a lot when I work out. And the harder the workout, the more chatty I get.
I talk to myself nonstop during the 25 minutes I'm sweating through the Shred workout. "Do you hear her? Jillian says to keep pushing. Don't stop now. Oh my goodness, how many more until the next move? Where did I put those weights? That wasn't too bad. Oh cripes. One more. Almost done! I need water. Can't. See. The. Screen. Wow, I'm jumping a bit higher than yesterday. Come on, Grace. Push. It's only 25 minutes. Ow! Where's that water? Oh, yay. Crunches. Shut up, Jillian. I wonder what I should have for lunch. I wonder how much it would hurt if I dropped this weight on my face. Woot woot, last circuit! And 3, 2, 1."
But considering all that? I'm excited to keep going. It's one of those workouts where you can tell you're doing something right. Muscles are fatigued, you're drenched in sweat, your heart's pumping and afterwards, you feel like nothing can hurt you.
And with 28 more days to go, I know I'll come out of this a stronger and better version of me.
I've got a short Bootcamp vid to do later -- Day 17. More than halfway through that. I get a body scrub when I finish that challenge. Also have a 20 min jog which I am really looking forward to. Jogging always makes me feel most human. Like I belong out there and I get to leave all my cares behind if only for a little while.