Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    PHOENIXINFERNO   11,316
SparkPoints
10,000-14,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Keep moving forward, even when you don't want to.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Last week I had a pretty bad bug. Flu, cold, whatever. Anyways I managed to find excuses to miss every workout last week. So along comes Monday. Its a new week and a new month. So I made myself get up and go to the gym. Its not easy. I am not one of those people who feel great after a workout. Even at my best I leave the gym feeling defeated every time. Usually not by the workout, but by life's other problems that pop into my head while I'm there. Too much thinking time while I'm there.

The important thing is that I made myself go. Each trip there I try to add some time to my cardio and either increase some weight in my strength training routine , or add a new machine. I started with 4 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 6 strength machines, followed by 4 more minutes on the elliptical. Today My routine is up to:
12 minutes on the elliptical,
5 (usually 6 but there was a line today) lower body machines
Back extensions
5 morre minutes on the elliptical
4 upper body machines (usually 5 but again one had a line)
Abdominal machine
5 more minutes on the elliptical

So to those self defeating thoughts running around in my brain...

SCREW YOU.. I DID OK TODAY!! I GOT THIS!!
SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NAESREALITY 2/3/2014 7:26PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALISWALKER 2/3/2014 2:10PM

    I listen to audio books (free online from library) on my MP3 player. That tunes out my others thoughts and I can exercise and forget about everything else.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KERMIE67 2/3/2014 1:47PM

    "SCREW YOU.. I DID OK TODAY!! I GOT THIS!! "

Yes you do "GOT THIS". You can do this and you ARE doing it.
Its more than you did yesterday and its more than you did last week.
Even if you did a minute more it is MORE than it was.

Keep it up YOU GOT THIS.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by PHOENIXINFERNO