Pushing myself

I had all intentions of making this post yesterday, but not having my laptop with me, and playing GTA 5 prevented me from actually getting around to it.  😛

But anywhos….had workout #3 with my Personal Trainer (PT) yesterday.  Did a good 55 minutes…5 minutes short of my alotted time.  Had to stop short due to me pushing myself to the point of nearly up-chucking all over the floor.  I really pushed myself as hard as i could yesterday, but it felt like my body was really fighting against me every step of the way.  Trying to do these step ups (on about a 12 inch step up), my right knee just gave up and got weak…i was able to get thru 2 1/2 sets of 20 of those, but i really wish i could’ve finished them.  Even now, though my body was essentially telling me to stop, i really want to finish that last 1/2 set.  Is that what they call determination?  I think so, maybe?

After my strength cardio warm up (the step ups previously mentioned as well as doing jumping jacks), we moved on to working my upper body and core:  arms, chest, back, abs.  Working on all of those machines felt good, i was able to push thru all the reps he knew i could do, even if by the last 2 or 3 reps of the set i was probably making some pretty funny faces because it did hurt to push thru those last few.  😛

By the 3/4 mark my stomach really started to churn and i pushed thru the last few sets as best as i could, but by the 50/55 minute mark, i knew if i kept going, i was just going to have a very embarrassing moment up-chucking right there in front of everyone.  So i called it while i was still ahead.  I really pushed myself as hard and as far as i could yesterday, but i know i could do better.  My mind knows this…but but body doesnt yet.

After cooling off a bit out in the gym, let my stomach settle, my PT, Ausun, told me to sit in the dry sauna for 10-15 minutes to help increase the blood flow to my muscles, and help boost my metabolism, and i suppose also to help sweat out all the toxins in my body from years of unhealthy eating.  I really enjoyed the sauna, and felt so much better afterwards.  The sauna will be my new best friend after these workouts.

All in all, today i can feel EVERY muscle…and i mean E.V.E.R.Y. muscle that i worked yesterday, today.  But its a good sore.  I know it means that i did push my body to go as far as i can, that my muscles are building and getting stronger.  And stronger muscles means my metabolism will increase, and increased metabolism means easier more efficient weight loss.  Its a tough physical and mental road i am driving down…but the destination is worth all the pain and suffering that i will endure along the way.

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About debbs90

I am 23 years old. I live in Napa, CA. I've been overweight to some degree most of my life; i've never known what my body is like at a healthy weight in my older teen / young adult life.

Posted on September 22, 2013, in Fitness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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