Success is dependent on effort.
So last night I was determined to redeem some of my weekend zero Bootie Buster points streak. I knew I could put in 20 minutes before bed even if that meant doing it at 11:15 at night. Here's what it looked like:
3x 15 shoulder presses
3x 20 curls
3x 15 rows
3x 10 overhead tricep raises
250 sit ups
3x 10 push ups
3x 30 second bridges
I stretched my hip flexors and used my
torture stick massage roller on both my IT Bands. I was sure I would be sore today as I haven't spent alot of time with weights in a while. So did I wake up sore? Nope, guess I better step up the effort. Why is it that I can judge myself so harshly? What's the saying, we are our own worst critic? Well I wish I was my own worst (in a good way) trainer. The fact of the matter is I don't push myself as hard as a bad ass with a whistle does. I love reading about bloggers like TMB or Christi who push themselves so hard and improve so noticeably. Their commitment is truly inspiring. So what did I earn? I earned a whopping 1 point for my 20 minute effort. It's amazing what you can squeeze into 20 minutes. I can't wait until the hubby is home from his trip just so I can score more points with running. right now between 2 kids (3 and 1) and rainy weather and sunset at 4:45 or something crazy and a full time day job, I just can't really get much done before 9:00 PM. So here I am about to score another point for my 20 minute effort. I am going to try and push the sit up count, do more push ups and maybe try 4 sets of things instead of 3 sets. I gauge my progress by pain so if I am not sore tomorrow, I'll up the reps. I may also work with my resistance bands, those things are crazy hard, probably harder than weights are...for me at least.
- For crazy customer's who are not afraid to show their happiness. I was literally almost knocked over when a customer enthusiastically hugged me when I delivered some good news.
- For my DVR, I am catching up on three weeks of the biggest loser...you'd think I would be more motivated to workout, but I am leisuring blogging instead of cranking out sit ups while I watch.
- For Hazelnut. Hazelnut bread for PB and J and Hazelnut coffee creamer for my new coffee addiction.