This is the last week of boot camp. I think that when you do an online program like this and there is no one literally there to push you, it’s much, much harder to push yourself. At least it is for me. For the past 8 weeks, I’ve done a large majority of the workouts. But like I’ve said before, I haven’t really given it my all. I’ve lifted lighter than I probably could, I’ve walked Murphy as my daily cardio, I’ve skipped core work. I’m totally aware that I’m only going to get out of this as much as I put in.
However, it’s just really, really time-consuming sometimes and I wonder how much I really want it. Tonight, for example, I did what was supposed to be Workout C plus a “short mountain”. The short mountain is basically 20 minutes of cardio plus a 5 minute warmup and cooldown. Workout C was as circuit workout comprised of 6 exercises, done 5 times. That took 45 minutes. By the time I was finished, it was 7. I still had a 25 minute commute home from the gym (it’s near my office) and Murphy would need to be walked too. If I’d done the additional 30 minutes of cardio, I wouldn’t have sat down to dinner until at least 8:30 after walking Murphy and showering. That’s just too late. So again, I opted to count my 20 minute walk as cardio, which I guess it is in a way, but I’m definitely not getting my heart rate up, that’s for sure, especially with Murphy’s incessant stopping and sniffing (and marking).
I’m not quite sure what my point is here, but I’m frustrated, I guess. Mostly at myself for not seizing this opportunity as well as I could have. Maybe an in-person trainer would work better for me. Someone who could actually push me right then and there. I wish it could be Tina but even though we both live in metro Atlanta, we’re about 45 minutes from one another. Metro Atlanta is really spread out!
I have a really fun weekend planned, so I’m not going to dwell on this anymore. Just need to get through Friday. Maybe I’ll do the short mountain workout at lunch.
Sorry, no pictures. I actually looked through iPhoto to see if I had something relevant, but I got nada.