Day 5 of S2S Boot Camp - OMG

Friday, May 08, 2009

In only 5 minutes I worked up a sweat, 5 MINUTES!!! When Coach Nicole began an exercise and said it would be the last one before our cool-down stretch I had just experienced a moment of dread that I wouldn't be able to go on. It's like she knew I was nearing the end of my endurance level.

The focus was on the lower-body, but this workout was much more intense than Monday's that was also for lower-body work. I could feel my upper thigh muscles around my hips scream with each movement. I'm not talking about screaming pain, I'm talking about muscles screaming for joy at FINALLY being worked.

Yea, it was a challenge doing the lunges with the band (that's when the sweat started pouring), and I had to focus on breathing through the movements. In my minds eye I could see those hip muscles getting stronger, that my persistence was going to reap benefits. I reflected on today's (THUR) Healthy Reflections on persistence and on the cheering on of family, friends, and fellow Sparkies.

I worked really hard to complete the lower-body workout, and even though I imagine the upcoming workouts will be even more challenging, I believe I'll continue to be motivated to complete each workout. This is an awsome site with generously supportive people, and I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to change my live for the better.

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    Mary, You are really an inspiration. I don't think I could do it.
    Happy Mother's Day.

    3667 days ago
    Woohoo! Good Work! You did it!!!
    3667 days ago
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