Today was bloody immense.
So I ate fairly healthily, and drank fairly healthily - and sure, I had a little bit of Diet Coke, but I also had a load of orange juice and green tea and water, so I figure overall it balances out. I had a load of wholegrain bread and only a little bit of a peanut butter and, yeah, overall, it was pretty good.
But it got to like 11pm and I decided I was going to skip my workout - I was feeling pretty down about lack of progress and the fact I’ve not managed to do the full 400 skips required for the 2Hard Challenge at any point, yet. Around 3pm I’d tried to do it, got to 100 and was knackered (in hindsight, probably cause I’d just eaten.)
Then I came on tumblr to post about my day, and I saw two images that completely changed my mind. The first one was the last one I reblogged, and the second was an image that said ‘the voice in the back of your head that says you can’t IS A LIAR’ (which I’ve put in my queue) and just like that I was really motivated to work out.
I added an extra set of everything I normally do into the workout, so instead of doing 2 x 20 sit-ups, I did 3 x 20 sit-ups, etc. I got to the end of my workout and was knackered but still ok, so I decided to try and do as many skips as possible for the 2Hard Challenge, in reps of 100. I managed the first one OK and noticed that I’ve made vast improvements in hand-eye co-ordination since I started skipping a few weeks ago. I felt good enough for a second rep, and managed 50 skips without stumbling in a row: a personal best. This inspired me to do a third rep, after which I was determined to do the fourth.
But get this, right.
I took a short minute’s break between the third and fourth rep, and then went for it. And did all 100 of those skips without stumbling. 100. In a row. Without pause. In, like, a minute and a bit.
I used to stumble every sixth skip. Now I can do 100. How’s that for progress?
Chuffed to hell, I stretched and had a shower, and chilled out with some video games. I may not have loads of visible progress, but I’m making progress all the same. Today was epic, and it’s all due to the motivation the fitblr community provides.