Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What happens when you SUCK at the gym

Last night was my first workout back after the Fitathlon.

It sucked.

I felt weak and tired.

Well, yeah. I beat the crap out of myself on Saturday!

I pushed. I gave it my all. Everything I HAD.

But there just wasn’t as much to give.

So what do you do when this happens? And – it’s inevitable that it will at some point.

You give yourself a freaking BREAK.

I had to just move on from that feeling of “failure”.

So, my pull-ups felt REALLY hard. I still did them.

My back squat form broke on my final rep of my set of #115. I still did them.

I had to drop-set on my dumb-bell shoulder press from #30 to #25 on my last set.

I still moved up to #30 this week – even if it was only for 2 of the 3 sets

I DID struggle through my single arm rows, which I am now at #45 with (proud!) But I finished my sets with those really f’in heavy DB’s.

The MET-CON was really tough, but doable. I pushed through it. I tried to take moves up to the next level, even just for ½ of the interval.

Overall, I know this workout didn’t “Suck”. I mean, the only workout you regret is the one you didn’t do, right? Right. But still. I love the feeling of empowerment I have normally when I leave the studio, and I just didn’t feel that yesterday.

So now what?

Well, I go back today, and I work as hard as I possibly can, and I continue to move forward. I push for the next level, and then I take 1-2 days to rest. I also eat a lot of good food. Tons of protein and awesome energizing carbs. Even a little *gasp* chocolate!!

I haven’t talked *too* much about my food lately, so the next post I will delve into that a little bit.

So, what do you do when you feel like you really SUCKED at the gym?

1 comment:

  1. I think you were still physically tired. All you can do is all you can do--and that's pretty great. :D