Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday Plycore: May 20th, Queue the Rocky music!!

Yes here comes the obligatory Rocky Post on my workout blog . . . but if you don't like it . . . I . . .uh . . . don't care . . . so, here it goes . . .

Trying hard now
It's so hard now
Trying hard now

Getting strong now
Won't be long now
Getting strong now

Gonna fly now
Flying high now
Gonna fly, fly, fly...

Ok . . . Ok . . . It's better with the music, but you know it . . . This workout left me with a real sense of accomplishment because I can just tell how far I have come is just a few short months. We ran two long laps outside, did 200 crunches, 50 push ups, 50 dips, 100 arm extensions, 25 chin ups (assisted for me), 10 box jumps, then we ran 20 flights of stairs up and down. All of this was followed by a nice ab session just for shits and giggles. The reason for making my obligatory Rocky Post now isn't because I finished at the front of the group (because I didn't) or because I crushed this workout (because I didn't do that either), it is because I went the distance. I wouldn't let myself quit, and for me that is a whole world of change. And that change is something that I've coveted for such a long time. To see it happening, to live it, brings me a personal joy that only comes from struggling to accomplish what you thought, deep down inside, that you would never have enough fortitude to accomplish. Somewhere in the midst of climbing all of those stairs, a feeling of self pride began to just take over and I could have climbed 100 flights before any inkling of giving up would have entered my mind. The rest of the class was just gravy at that point because I knew that those would have had me in a world of hurt two months ago, but on this day it was nothing but clear blue North Carolina Sky when I left the gym.

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