Thursday, 24 May 2012

Did I Push Too Hard....?

Wow, what a day yesterday...!
After taking it pretty easy during my week away in Melbourne (I did walk alot, did Mish's workout on Saturday, dance my tootsies off on Saturday night and make it to the hotel gym once), decided in my glorious wisdom to hit it hard yesterday to kick start my next phase.

My normal schedule for a Thursday is a pump class in the morning and then maybe a boxercise class in the evening.  Well I did both of those things, AND a Personal Training session with my trainer Jodie.  By the time I walked in the door last night after the boxing, I felt like I had been run over by a freight train several times.

My training session with Jodie started out with her deciding that I needed to strengthen the muscles supporting my knees, so out to the back stairs we go and she gives me the wonderful task of walking up and down the stairs carting behind me a great big, heavy shipping rope... Then its outside to play ball, with a 2kg medicine ball being thrown against a wall, caught and then squats.... After a number of other torturous activities, we head inside to the gym floor and the bench press. "How much have you pressed before?" she asks. "Oh only about 10kg in pump" I reply... "Lets try you on 20kg then"  GULP... So there starts a series of bench presses with a 20kg bar and a series of other 'muscle building' activities, to help 'speed up my metabolism' she says... Maybe I should just have stopped at the personal training and Pump and given Boxercise a miss... but no, I had made the commitment to myself to do all three and I am now a 'woman of my word'... lol.. even if it kills me!

Needless to say, for the first time in ages, I have a serious case of DOMs and knowing myself as I do, know that tomorrow is going to be even worse... BUT, did I push TOO hard?  A difficult question to answer... yes I am really sore, yes I am going to be even sorer tomorrow.... but the fact is that I did it.  A few months ago I would never of dreamed of being able to do 3 sessions like that in one day, in fact just getting through ONE of those sessions would have been difficult.  The fact that I was even able to get through them is a major milestone for me, an indication of just how far I have come in my journey, and this journey is all about pushing myself and testing my boundaries and limitations, which is exactly what I did yesterday!

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