I had such good intentions of having downtime while on vacation to reflect, to blog and to relax. I got as far as relax and stopped there. Honestly, I was on vacation with my wife and some amazing friends, and we were pretty much on the go the entire time… and it was a blast!
I think I’m finally coming back up for air from the office onslaught from being away. Meanwhile my body feels tortured all over again. Monday was a marathon session of two hours of sand volleyball pretty much non-stop. When I woke up Tuesday morning I knew I was in for it. My legs ached all over, especially my quads. It’s like I was doing squat-jumps for two hours in the sand.
Tuesday’s workout rolled around and I was less than excited about going. The beauty of working out with someone is they could really care less how you feel, it’s time to go workout. Our numbers grew that day as we added Dino to our workouts – added accountability is a very good thing.
Tues – 3 rounds NTL
5 - Pullups (I’ve got to get kipping figured out)
10 – Pushups
15 – Lunges (Each leg with 25lb plate overhead)
20 – Situps
The first round went pretty well, second round was tough, the third was pretty much a train-wreck. But I did it. The workout went pretty quick, so we all thought it would be a good idea to add onto the workout a bit with something. That something turned into 2 rounds of 10 dead lifts of 135 lbs. It wasn’t that heavy, until the last couple of reps.
Now I have woken up to the feeling of regret a time or two in my life. Like why did I eat all of that food for dinner last night, why didn’t I go to bed earlier the night before, etc. But the pain I felt in my legs before I even got out of bed this morning, shot the workout the day before on top of the sand-jumping from the day before to the top-10 for sure. To make matters worse, I new what I was up against this morning too… sprints.
That’s right, nothing like adding a sprint session onto legs that won’t fully let me sit down, without giving out about half way. The workout group has grown by one more today too, Branden is working out with us now too which is a good thing because I need more accountability. I got about half way through the sprint workout (10 x 50m walking back as the rest) before “that voice” started screaming. You know the one that tells you to stop, to cut corners, that you’re never going to lose the weight, to just quit, to cheat a little on your diet, you know that voice, it had a bullhorn to my ear and was wailing away on me.
Having others there with you though forces you to push past it and finish… and I did!
That being said – tomorrow, it’s going to be really hard to move. That is, until tomorrow’s workout. ;)
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