Since during the summer I am not working at school, there is no doubt my schedule changes drastically and cannot do many of the things I usually do during the school year. These last two days were pretty hectic yet still manageable; barely, but nonetheless, things got done.
On Tuesday, I woke up early as usual to meet my “trainee” and help her exercise and achieve the day’s goal. However, it was not as easy as it sounds. My body woke at the sound of Guns ‘n’ Roses at 06:30 hrs feeling as if I was literally hit by a freight train the night before. Nonetheless, I got up, turned on my phone, and already there was a message waiting for me that my trainee was awake. We met up, she gave it her all. I could see the pain and agony in her face of wanting to quit, but something inside her instilled her to keep going and keep up. I remember clearly the last and final move she hated dearly and let me know profoundly. By the end of the workout though, our shirts were soaked in our own sweat and no doubt felt accomplished.
Now I usually do not feel this tired achy; however, it did not help I had to help my father install a transmission on Monday afternoon. Getting beat down by the 100+ degree heat, we managed to remove the old transmission and prepare way for the new one. That evening I got home later than usual giving me less time to accomplish the things I usually need to get done. I knew one of my top priorities was I needed to plug in my actual accountable exercise before the day’s end. I looked over at my RevAbs schedule and noticed of all days I had the longest workout to complete. While hesitant to complete it or not, I switched my days and replaced the day’s workout with another RevAbs exercise. I got it done, despite me feeling tired and sleepy.
Yesterday’s process was no different, but still managed. I helped my father install the new transmission half asleep under the truck moving and adjusting it so it could correctly. It truly is a wonder how the Hell i survived that and not have the massive beast fall on my face. When we finally hooked it, i went home and dealt with the same deal from the previous night. This time however, I had to swallow the bitter pill and complete the longest exercise. With time running out a prepped everything and the day’s workout again around 2300 hrs (11pm). As soon as I was through, I showered and slept like a baby… That is, ‘til good ol’ GNR woke the Hell outta me. Waking up with a sore core, feeling battered and bruised, I still managed to meet my trainee and stuff done. She no doubt hated me for the core routines and the pushing, but she did great.
Moral of the story: If you set a goal and really want to strive for it, you will do anything in your willpower to get through and complete. Don’t give up and stay motivated and much sooner than later, the light at the end of the tunnel will be glowing. People, a journey was never meant to be easy; a journey is a test of your own will to see how bad you want it. Yes , life will throw things at you, but it is your job to fight around them and get to the finish line. And if anyone ever told you that their journey was easy, let’s be real, they’re either A) full of crap, or B) never even attempted to finish it.
Hey what’s up everyone, this morning completed Day 2 of Training My Friend back Into Shape Camp. I focused on getting her shoulders and arms in shape. Despite me seeing her struggle, about to curse, ready to say “I’m done”, she pushed and managed to squeeze out the last few reps necessary for me to proudly say that set of exercises was done. We did everything from bicep curls to shoulder flys, worked triceps, biceps, and everything in between for those glamour muscles to be proudly displayed very soon. The chair dips she did were the beginners form, but much improvement evolved the second round she did them.
Although it is only the second day of me helping my friend get on this journey of living a more healthy and energized life, it brings me great joy that even though the individual is doin the hard work, they appreciate the presence of someone there tellin them what to do. It is great to see the exercises I am teaching her not only are taking effect on her, but she is sharing some with others that are not ready to train neither w me nor ready to hit the gym. My arms, and much more my trainee’s, are very sore and tired. However, it is the good tired; it is the rewarding and satisfactory feeling that something good will surely arise if constantly at it.
Well, now its my turn to rest, recuperate, and get ready for my real and focused RevAbs workout for today. It is one of the longer ones, however, been through it before and definitely not impossible. Until next time friends, stay strong, stay active, and do your best!!!
Over and out