So...I took my very limited (read: non-existent) video editing skills and pieced together this choppy little peek at my workout today.
Choppy as it is, it pretty much sums up what I thought about the workout and how I felt doing it. If you want a slightly more in-depth description and overview of how it went down, be sure to read more!
It's been a while since it wasn't a slight exaggeration, but today's workout completely kicked my butt. In keeping with the bum talk (and because I totally have a gif I want to use), it felt like ass.
|Yes. EXACTLY like that.|
I am SRSLY kicking myself at having talked about wanting to work on my strength training because Shaun T. must have heard me or the Universe must have because I asked and it delivered.
CONFESSION: I die a little on the inside when people write "must of" instead of must have or must've. There is NO SUCH THING as "Shaun T. must of heard me." STOP DOING IT. I will slash your tires except you'd probably think it 'might of' been a vandal (might of is another one). I don't know where that and all the rage came from in regards to this, but consider it my public service announcement. It is must HAVE which is often contracted into must've which often leads to my mind exploding.
It's kind of disheartening to think back and remember that pre-pregnancy, I was doing push-ups - and the REAL kind too, no modified versions - like a champ and now I can do exactly ZERO. I can bend my elbows and bobble my head up and down to simulate a push-up, but in reality, I haven't actually done anything. I know this is how I started when I did Insanity and it felt awesome to see all the progress, but it's just sad that I feel like I'm back at square one.
Anywho, pity party aside, this was definitely the hardest workout that I've done for T25. The first two days focused on cardio and speed and day three was true to form when it was titled total body circuit. Shaun T. went after everything using dynamic moves to pack everything into those 20 minutes.
That burnout section is a bitch.
I'm going to leave this workout trying really hard to remind myself that I have to start somewhere. Even if that somewhere isn't as advanced as I want it to be. I am also leaving this workout reminding myself that even though I feel okay now, my body did some crazy things in the last 9 months and beyond and I can't discount that. Do I wish that I had done more during my pregnancy? Yes. But then again, hindsight is 20/20 and in this case, it isn't even. For a first pregnancy (I doubt it even has to be a first), I didn't know that I would have still been able to continue to lift and do higher impact workouts. Should I have? I'm not sure and even after it's all said and done, I don't know how comfortable I would have been since I'm a paranoid person to begin with. Plus, what's done is done and I could second-guess everything I did and didn't do or I could move forward.
I resolve to make next week's Total Body Circuit recap and video will be better. Less whining and more push-ups!