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Inner monologuing


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.
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KNYAGENYA 11/6/2013 9:45AM

    I do the exact same thing.

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MRSTABER 11/6/2013 9:18AM

    That inner monologue keeps you going! I do it too!

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ABAKER34 11/6/2013 8:46AM

    I always yelled at Jillian and called her names, I know, not nice, but I would be like, "are you crazy?? I can't do that, you "insert name here"...." I know, not nice, but she couldn't here me, and in the end I could do it after all! Keep pushing through! emoticon

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DRPEPPIE121 11/6/2013 8:37AM

    Great job!! I do have an "inner-monologue" as well. :-) I'm always thinking things like, "You can do this! You Got this! Wooo!!! One more! Push harder! Be careful! AAAAARGGGGH!!!! GRRRR!" Stuff all like that... I'm pretty self-motivated compared to most. Seems like you are too.

Just keep it up! And yes! That's EXACTLY what the Shred makes you you feel! I love it, but I won't be able to do it for a while. I injured myself from it a few years ago which is why I've avoided it because I'm trying to get stronger in my joints before I do it again. Good luck on that! The results ARE good! When I did it a few years ago, pre-injury, I was lookin' good! :-)

YOU GO GIRL!

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STEVEN_D 11/5/2013 10:14PM

    My inner dialogue has been directed at my ex- which really helps me to push much harder than beforeIt has been working for me!

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