Rob introduced me to a medium interval training day. Not super hard, but I have to *think* about how fast I can get my heart rate up, how fast I can get it back down, how long to stay at the proper level, etc. Unfortunately, I can't get a reprive from the recumbent bike, but oh well.
Things got interesting when Rob showed me 2 of the weight training circuits I need to start adding in. This is when the doubt monster came to rear its ugly head. The words “I can't” came tumbling out of my mouth. Those words are such nasty, nasty things.
Rob called me out on it. Every time. Whenever I said “I can't,” I really could. Go figure. My mind was holding me back from what my body could do. Was it hard? HELL YES.
On my shit list today?
- Step Ups
- Stairs of any sort. Especially going up them 3 times in a row.
- Knee-ins from push up position
By the end of the session, my puke meter was at a solid 8 out of 10, where 1 is no problemo and 10 is upchuck city. This week should be very interesting!
How do you cope when the doubt monster comes to play? How do you stop yourself from saying “I can't?”