Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It's Kind Of A Big Deal...

In February of 2013, I started riding a spin bike and thought I was gonna die after a 25 minute class.
Now, I'm doing 60 minute classes and feeling awesome.

In June of 2013, I was doing 3 point dumbell rows with only 5 pounds of weight and struggling to do that.
Now, I am doing 30 pound dumbell rows. I won't say with no problem, but they aren't as hard as I thought they'd be.

Somewhere over the winter, we started doing pushups, but you did the down action, then used your knees to get back up. AND IT WAS HARD.  I struggled and struggled to get through 10 of them.


There's days that I walk into that fitness center and I just have no energy to be there, but I push through because I know it's good for me, I (overall) want to be there, and there are people waiting for me to show up.  I like knowing that people are looking to me for help and also for inspiration.  And then there are days like today where I WANT to be there and I WANT to do well and I WANT to lift more than the girls next to me. I love being challenged there!  I always thought that if I tried a weight and I couldn't get it that I failed, but I'm learning that that's SOOOOOO not the case!  It just means that you can't get it YET.  I can do some pretty awesome assisted.  But, take away that band and I got nothin'.  And yet, I keep trying and I will  get there.  Just one stinkin' unassisted chin up would make me so happy!  :)

I never thought I'd be this girl, but I'm happy in the weight room.  I'm comfortable there...especially when my friends and trainer are pushing me to be the very best way.

***Update 5/29/14...since January 1st, 2013, I'm down 47.8 pounds and over 22 inches!!!!!!!!!

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