But it was not to be because the great blue herons that are nesting in the trees in the park across the street started screeching just as I laid my head back down, and it went on and on so at about ten past 6 o’clock I gave in and got up. (You won’t be surprised to learn the birds quieted down about then, too.)
But I didn’t mind, really. I was well-rested and eager to start the day. I knew that after my morning lime-water and Epicor, and a few sips of coffee, I would be tackling another round of strength training.
Best Body Boot Camp don’t ya know?
I am going into each session of my strength workouts in kind of a Zen mode.
I am not rushing through them… just to get done and on with my day. I am relaxed, and focused on the muscles doing each movement, really feeling the peak contraction and the exertion taking place. I am kind of enjoying the fatigue and embracing the difficulty of the last few reps of each set. And I am making sure to do the proper rest between supersets, and to take all the time I need for a good stretch afterwards.
I am even enjoying how tired my muscles feel a few hours later. I know that they will repair, grow, and get stronger. It is the reward for the work. I almost feel a bit smug about it…. not Zen at all, I know.
Best Body Boot Camp just fits me.
And I know that I can modify each move to suit me if I need. For example: I cannot do Decline Pushups from the Stability Ball when I am alone. I am not confident enough in my ability to hold the ball steady, so I either have The Captain spot me, or I do the pushups with my feet on the couch, or I do them on the floor. Any which way, they are still a challenge… just ask my shoulders!
What is your mindset when you start your workouts?
Are you eager to get them done or do you really enjoy them?