As I sit here and shiver through a layer of salt and sweat, I cannot help but be reminded of just how incredible I am. Today was Cardio Resistance – lots of power moves, lots of upper body work. It may be hard for you to hear this, but…my upper body is not as strong as I would like. I know. I know. It saddens me too. But that’s why we work on it! Well, that’s why I work on it and then you read about it later. Weak muscles are not an excuse to stop; they are a reason to press on!
So when I began this program, I could not do a single moving pushup. Rewind, and let me explain. If you were to find me at any other point during my day and ask me to give you a good set of moving pushups, I could fairly easily do so. But when Shaun T demands them at the end of Cardio Resistance, I am already spent from globe jumps, power squats, v-pushups, and the like. My lil ol’ shoulders are at failure. So up until today, I was modifying with regular or (gag!) “girly” pushups. Again, I know. My head hangs in shame. Or it would…if I hadn’t actually DONE those moving pushups today. It’s okay…your applause is welcome here. Clap away!
I did ’em. I had to take breaks, but I did ’em. And I followed with the ever dreaded floor sprints. Normally, my shoulders and arms are so taxed by that point that I simply cannot hold my sweaty self up. Normally, I modify by doing standing mountain climbers. Normally, I am slightly disappointed in my weak upper body. Today, I was not normal. (Hahaha. Shut it.) Today, I am about to bust outta my sneakers with pride. It’s working! It’s paying off! Rope Climb 2013, here I come!!!! I may just knock that damn bell OFF instead of ringing it when I reach the top.
I feel good. I can barely keep my hands from sliding off the keyboard and have no idea how I’m going to wash my hair, but I feel good. I DID IT.