I love the teaching style of the trainer on Saturday's. She is fantastic! Always encouraging and never doubting that I can't make it through all of the rounds. I feel that I do better knowing that she expects me to be great instead of seeing me as someone who has a long road in front of her. When I had to take a breather today toward the end of class in order to continue the kicks to the punching bag I said, "I am not quitting. I just need a minute." Her response, "I know". The other girls on my team today also treated me as equal to their ability (even though I am not) and so I am encouraged when we are all working toward the common goal of the most cumulative reps in a 15 minute period.
Our WOD (workout of the day):
- one team member runs for 100 meters - as this team member runs the other team members do one of the following counting each rep, after the 100 meters is completed we switch. This goes on for 15 minutes.
- Medicine Ball Cleans
- Thrusters with a 45 lb bar
I am not sure what our final count was for anything other than the sit-ups because I both started and ended with that set with a total of 309. I am happy to say that I know I contributed to at least 60 of those, which I was quite proud of considering this is only the second full week of full sit-ups for me. I am also quite happy that I didn't feel like I was going to drop dead once we were through.
I have also been thinking about something else these past few days, which is probably why I wasn't in the "depths of despair", as Anne of Green Gables would say, after my zero pounds of weight loss this week. I have lost 20 lbs in a little over 2 months. My body is feeling different faster in these last few weeks than it did when I first started working out which gives me the impression that my weight loss will pick up here before too long. However, even if it doesn't, at the rate I am going right now, I will have lost right around 100 lbs by May of next year if I don't quit.
Thinking on this fact alone somehow makes my goal a little more doable than it was when I first started. I can actually see myself being thin now and not feel like it is something I am striving for, but will never achieve. And each day that I think about this, it makes me more confident in what I am doing. What a great feeling!! I don't think I have ever been at this place before with all of my other weight loss endeavors. I am hoping that this, along with persistence, will be the key to my success this go around. But even if I find that this in particular is not the "answer" to all of my weight loss woes of the past, I will continue to do my very best. I feel so very good compared to how I did when I first started it is literally like night and day. I think now I would find it hard to quit knowing I feel this good with only 20 lbs marked off the list so far.