How is your Thursday treating you? Well, I hope.
I’m chugging right along with this rest week and I gotta tell you, I’ve cried some. Not tears from the rest or not being able to work out, but I think more so because exercise is such a mental release for me. I get in there, sweat a lot, and I feel SO much better afterwards – nary a care in the world. But since I haven’t had that release through exercise, my body has decided to release through tears.
He bears the brunt of my craziness (with no complaints!). God love him. I love him!
I needed this week, guys. I needed to let go, to surrender.
I plan on crossing the finish line with new perspective. It really has been similar to my racing mentality – highs and lows, questioning WHY, tears. And this is only a 5 day experience. I’m in awe of some of you ladies who said you took MONTHS off from exercising. Kudos.
At the finish line of my last race.
Unlike a race where at the finish line, you get to lay down in the grass and vow to never move again, my “finish line” will include a Bootcamp tomorrow morning. After a week off, it might just kill me. I can’t flippin’ wait! I’ll have a final update tomorrow with my thoughts on this little experiment.
If my little 5 days has got you thinking about taking your OWN rest week, DO IT! Start now. Don’t put it off. Your body will FLOURISH with the rest! I know that mine has!
So there’s the body update. Let’s move to Tuesday Trainer.
I’ve missed this little workout friend. And I think some of you guys have too! My blend, Dana does many of the TT workouts and loves them.
This makes me smile. (I do that plyo workout often actually.)
The theme for this week’s Tuesday Trainer is PROGRESSIONS.
The deal: You pick an exercise, then show us the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of it. If you want to include more than three variations, that’s cool too. I think this will be a great way to cater to ALL fitness levels and it should take away some of the fear for beginners.
Here’s my progression: Jumping Jacks
Some tips for TT newbies:
- Tell us who you are! If you blog, tell us the URL!
- Do the exercises correctly! I can’t post videos with improper form or sketchy descriptions.
- Be yourself – let that personality shine through!
- Anyone can participate. Man, woman, blogger, non-blogger, sheep. Anyone.
Video submissions are due next Monday, the 3rd, at 8pm, EST! Please have them to me before the deadline! Go here to learn how to upload your video.
QUESTION: How long have you been exercising? <-ME? I started really focusing on my fitness my Senior year of high school. Didn’t get into strength training until I met Travis in 2002.