Today was all hell!!! My shin-splints came back hardcore in my left leg and that on top of working out SO hard yesterday, left me pretty miserable. I did half of the run (first time! AHH SUCKS!) and then came back and did sucky moves instead of doing what he was saying to do....eventually...I stopped. I realized I had to push myself through the pain AGAIN and just deal!
So about halfway through class I began to push myself. Good thing too, or else I would've had to rate myself at a 1 for my level of effort. I ended up giving myself a 3.5. Hence the reason "I'm riding solo". I think I was the only one who didn't push herself from beginning to end and that sucks. To give myself the benefit of the doubt, I was in pain and in a crappy mood (not anymore! Yay!) but I am stronger having pushed myself.
I think there is some kind of badge I should get. Everyone who pushes themselves through pain and doesn't make excuses for themselves...I want a badge. Anyone up for making one for me? I'd appreciate it. Thanks. =)
Of course, W, being the jokester that he is, once again put me on the spot (he must know a challenge is my weak spot, I have to do them and do good at them). I think that is the downfall of this blog! He is reading it and knows my weakness! Long story short, SWITCHES!! Basically you are on your back, hands behind head (elbows out, not in) and legs in the air. You move your legs one at a time to your chest and out, taking turns on each leg. That's not so bad right? Well add to it doing crunches up to whatever leg is coming in to your stomach and call it DEATH. He said originally we were going to do those for 2 minutes but if I could pull through the full 45 seconds than he would cut it down to 45 seconds. I died. I literally died right there on the pier. What a view. I did it, slowly, but I did it. I think I even cried it hurt so bad.
Wonder what I'm complaining about? Get down and give me 45 seconds of those and then come back and holla at me. FOR REAL!
Needless to say, I'm in a GREAT mood. I love positivity and this class is truly helping me in that aspect. We have two more days left in week 4 and I probably still can only do 11 pushups but I gurantee I won't be sore the next day AND I can get up 5 seconds later and do 11 more. =) Okay maybe like 5 more, then rest and then 5 more. Ha!
Much love and respect to all of you who are reading the blog and commenting. Words still cannot express my gratitude and fondness of all of you who reach out everyday. I'm going...going...I'm gone.
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