An OCD woo-hoo moment for me
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I started with my new personal trainer on Friday. I did a lot, but it just didn't seem difficult. Heck...I didn't even break a sweat.
Yesterday, however, was a different story. I sweated all over everything. I was drenched. He had me doing things that were deceptively simple, and turned out to be uber hard. At one point he was having me do 10 reps and because I was struggling a bit, he said I could stop at 6. I refocused and kept pushing through.
I asked him at the end how completely out of shape I was, and he said that I was surprisingly strong. He also said that most of that was mental strength and that it would make it easier to build the physical strength because I wasn't willing to give up. (woo hoo moment)
Little did he know that it was just my OCD kicking in. I'm a counter, and always have been. Street lights, dashed lane markers, words, whatever. If I knew that I had to do 10 reps, I could not have stopped at 6. It's a physical impossibility. It's incomplete. This may just be to my advantage after all!!