Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday Turkish get ups and dead butts...

Is it a full moon?  I have been crazy all day long.  This morning I posted this little inspiration meme (is it a meme or just a post, I dunno.  I feel like I might need a definition of a meme...  this doesn't have an angry cat or ironic picture so maybe it is just a post).  Anyhow,  I posted this on Facebook right before I went in the gym.

Inspirational, right? Let's take on the day, friends!

I head up to my class and the trainer is showing us how to do turkish get ups with a 16lb kettle bell.  Dear Lord that is difficult.  On my right side, easy enough but reverse all that and do it on the left side.  A mess.  So we move on to the next thing.  The main set was as many dead lifts and dumbbell thrusters as you could do in 20 minutes.  We had done this the previous week so we kind of had a number we wanted to beat.  I had done 196 last Tuesday (a fact which bothered my OCD side - so close to 200).  This time, I knew I wanted to beat 200.  Timer starts.  I start busting out the task at hand.  Trainer says, I am going to send you an email, you need to work on your glutes.  What every lady likes to hear...  I like dead butts and I cannot lie... Mind you, it isn't both glutes, just one.  So I left class with half of a dead butt, a sad attempt at a turkish get up and feeling like maybe I needed a do over on the day.  Whomp, whomp.  Stupid, right?

I got out of the car on top of the world and got back in feeling less than great.  Then I thought about my post.  Here I am posting something so it might be inspirational to someone else and it turns out I was the one that needed to hear that today.  My trainer emailed me the video to cure my dead butt and I was telling him I felt like I needed the do-over on the day.  Of course, he had no idea what I was talking about...  "You did fine.  You were learning something for the first time so of course it was hard.  By the way, you did two more rounds of the deadlifts and thrusters than you did last week." Aren't we always harder on ourselves than we need to be?  I chose to focus on my half-ass ass and unrecognizable get up when I should have been proud that I met my goal of hitting 200 and exceeded it with 211 reps.  Boom y'all.  Lesson learned (again).  Glass half full.  If you need me, I will be the one with an exercise band around her knees trying to revive her dead glute.

Day 10:  No Diet Dr. Pepper.  What is this world coming to?  I am pretty sure their stock must have dropped in value by now.


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