On Mondays and Wednesdays, I have a reoccurring appointment with Trainer Ryan (until my sessions run out - and I’ll get to that in a second). Due to life (both his & mine), our dates have been few & far between lately.
Until Monday, when I got back on the horse and put my big girl panties on and worked out with him. And it hurt. REALLY BAD. He noticed my fitness level had decreased, and was determined to make me understand why it is important to NOT blow off your trainer. We did circuits - 45 seconds of stair stepping, alternating primary foot, 10-15 squats, step ups with bicep curls, push-ups, and some ab work. It was a very painful (and yet quick) session.
Two days later, and I’m still sore.
So today, I had my bag packed. And was ready in every single way except mentally. I had a rough day at work, a rough day emotionally in life, and was ready to curl up in bed with nothing to do. Hoping for an out, I asked Trevor if he wanted to go to the gym with me. …The fucker said sure! (Okay, I’m actually proud of that decision, but STILL NOT WHAT I WAS HOPING TO HEAR).
Tonight’s workout? Circuits. Again. With stair stepping, squats, freaking ab work and burpees. It may have been one of the hardest workouts I’ve done EVER before - and I said a few choice words when he said “do it again. nope. again.” over and over when he noticed me slack. By the time I was done, I was a bright red tomato and a giant sweaty mess. So I did cardio and hobbled out of the gym when I was done.
It’s nights like tonight when I have that overwhelming reminder of why I go to the gym. It didn’t ruin my night, or ruin my (already downtrodden) attitude. In fact, it worked out my frustration, and I feel better than I did. It also allowed me to shut off for an hour. To walk away from my phone, the internet, and everything in my life OTHER than the gym - an opportunity to truly be in THE MOMENT.
I’ve got to remember this, but with the way I feel right now, I don’t think I’ll soon forget.
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