Good morning! We had a very full, but nice, weekend. This morning I allowed myself to sleep in a little and it felt good. Of course, then I was lazy and didn’t want to workout after doing my devotions.
But…I did, and I’m so glad, because during this morning I motivated myself with “THIS is why I keep exercising!!”
I’m on workouts 5 and 6 of the 12 included in the Body Revloution series by Jillian Michaels. The instructions are to do these twice weekly for two weeks. I extended this set an extra week because I haven’t completed a full week of these workouts in the last two weeks.
Well, in workout 5 there is this move I haven’t been able to do so far. It’s like a pushup off your side using one arm. Let’s just say when I first saw her do it I was like, “WHAT?!?!?” Then I thought, “Just try it, Leah.” and I…well, I couldn’t lift myself up off the ground.
I was wondering how the heck I could modify it and finally figured out to start at the top and lower myself down (like in push-ups). So, that’s what I would do.
Well, today I am proud to say I was able to do the move correctly on both sides. I was so happy I asked my son to take pictures to show you. (hhmm…I’m checking my form out now too..LOL)
In fact, I asked him to take another picture of a move that I would never have dreamed close to possible 60 pounds ago. A single leg squat with an arm raise (after you come to standing up straight again.)
This reminds me of a text a good friend sent me last Thursday night. She said something like, “Isn’t it neat to see how far you’ve come in your exercise?” We chatted for a few minutes about how we were both dying when we started exercising and can now do so much more. Feeling all weepy like I was last week, I was so encouraged by that text.
Yes, I have come far. I don’t always feel like exercising, and sometimes I have to modify the moves in the beginning, but with consistency comes progress and that is very motivating!
p.s. These photos show you where I workout…my living room! The computer that I play workouts on is directly behind where my son was standing. A real “in-home gym”. 🙂
Love that you are taking pride in the steps of your sucess! I also work out in my living room to tapes on bad weather days. I feel bad for my downstairs neighbors with all my jumping but its only for an hour:)You are right that first move looks so hard!