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A Night At The Gym

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I met with my trainer last night at 8pm. That's my prime falling-asleep-on-the-couch-wa
tching-tv time. Not to mention it was flipping freezing out but I made it there. I missed my last appointment last week so I couldn't say no.

After the severe abdominal torture he put me through, he brought me out to the main gym area and started hooking up this contraption that for a second reminded me of watching my daughter get hooked up for the bungee jump attraction at Great America years ago.

I felt my eyes shoot open as I asked what he thought he was going to do with that! It was TRX suspension training. You use your body weight to push and pull yourself through various exercises. Holy hades batman!!!! I was soaked in sweat and saying bad words but was really jazzed when I got done that I did that. It certainly wasn't pretty but I did it!

At one point I was trying not to laugh as I got in push-up position, then he helped put my feet in this thing which kept my feet and legs suspended in the air behind me. How incredibly not feminine that looked! I just kept thinking this 23 year old kid is helping me get in stirrups upside down! I dipped down into a push-up then pulled my knees into my chest as I came up. I felt EVERY muscle working!!!!

It occurred to me after a few minutes that I had stopped worrying about how ridiculous I looked. I found spots to focus on while I huffed, puffed and grunted my way through this.

I came home and looked up TRX suspension training on line. A little too steep for my budget to buy for home but boy that was cool. I can't wait to go back and do that again!!

I will leave you with a thought for the day from Dr. Seuss....

You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any direction you choose
You're on your own and you know what you know
And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.

Happy hump day! Steer yourself in a great direction today!


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