I actually got myself out of bed at 5am today! AND I was in bed at 9:40 last night and lights out a 10pm! That’s a miracle. I can’t stay up past 10 if I want to get out of bed at 4:30. When I turned the light off last night, I told myself I was only allowed to snooze my alarm clock 3x and had to have feet on the ground at 5am.
So up at 5am, I was. Had my Energize and grabbed my water with a Nuun tablet and headed to the basement to do two things; 1) wait for the Energize to kick in and 2) give myself time to wake up a little more.
Pushed play around 5:45… I usually look, or maybe it’s just how I feel, like a fish out of water during the first 2 sets of the warm-up, and then suddenly during the 3rd set, I’m all into it and gung ho and sweating. And then Shaun T slows it down for 7 minutes of stretching. WTF? So I did my 8-counts per stretch and moved through it. Shaved off 2-minutes of the total time.
Of course, I didn’t realize I was fast forwarding right into power jumps, belt kicks, hit the floor, and V push-ups. I probably would’ve enjoyed a 2-minute break had I remembered this. —> this is pretty much what I did during the rest periods. 3 full rounds of these same exercises. Then he throws in some tricep dips and ball push-ups at the very end, because I’m not tired or anything.
Second group of workouts – hurdle jumps, globe jumps, moving push-ups, and plank runs. I actually like this group of exercises, but I’m so beat by the time I get here I just don’t want to keep going.
The benefit of this being my second round, I’m:
- Able to push harder
- I feel stronger
- I cuss him out less
- I can do more
- I can correct my form
- I get the visual proof I look as much in pain as I feel
Often throughout he’ll say “If you don’t look like this, you need to take a break.” I’d be taking a break for 40 minutes if that was true.
Last bonus exercise? 8 squat hops, 8 push-ups. Who doesn’t love that at the end.
And then at the end, I get to do this… until Shaun yells at me to get up and stretch. Then I sat (on a tile floor) and let the sweat drip from me.
Tomorrow is supposed to be my “Cardio Recovery” day, but I’ve been challenged to do something this week I don’t normally do. I’ll most likely skip the Cardio Recovery and go for a walk/run in the morning instead.