1 day ago
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
As you all know, I have changed my diet and I have made this big "bet" with my coach about getting visible abs. So I'm all HARD CORE eating clean... eating healthy... counting calories, adding protein.... drinking water like it's my JOB!!!!
Because when I set my mind to something - it's ON like Donkey Kong YO!!
ALL. OR. NOTHING!!!
So tonight - was my first night back in the gym....
it's been.... ummmmmmm - since before I started Ultrasound school since I've really hit a gym hardcore with a goal in mind.
This is ALSO a different plan than I have ever been on before....
BUT I trust my coach, he has a plan.... and for ONCE in my life I'm trying REALLY REALLY hard to follow instructions and trust someone else!!! (ya know - besides my ol' trusty Miss Independent... the one that does things MY way on MY time!)
Anyway - I trust in Coach B - so I'm ALL HARD CORE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS!!!!!!
So let's start here......
I walk into the gym today - to start LIFTING!!!!! Not running on a treadmill or jumping rope or doing crunches.... or ya know - those "typical" lose weight exercises that I expect in a gym.
I was instructed that we would be doing:
Bench Presses (not on a machine.... on a bench... with correct form. I even watched videos on correct form!),
Squats (no - not with some hand weights.... but with a bar - on my BACK.... PS - I hate squats),
and Chin Ups! (ok - how many girls out there can do a chin up? on your own? REALLY??)
So going in - I'm not having alot of faith in ME. But my coach does - so it's all good.
I trudged my way through the work out (some things I'm proud of - and some I'm not....)
I'm gonna share my LEAST favorite part.
Anyone who knows me.... I'm a very strong willed hard headed chick. When I put my mind to doing something it truly is do or die. I don't like it ONE SINGLE BIT when I try to do something and I can't.
Insert SQUATS. (did I mention I HATE squats)
But apparently THAT is the single solitary MOST important exercise in the gym... apparently if you were told you could only do ONE exercise, that should be your exercise of choice.
I HATE THEM!
AND.......... as it turns out - I SUCK at them!!!!!!!
I don't know why. I tried correct form... I listened, I followed directions.... blah blah blah.... whatever... but I can NOT put the bar behind my back and squat!
So my great little coach improvised and I did front squats.
(which apparently is the backwards way to go about things....... SHOCKER.... when have I ever done anything the right way?!! LOL)
I somehow trudge through.... 3 sets. Pitiful, but squats nonetheless.
Have you all ever done a squat?
with or without weight in your hands? on your shoulders?
have you ever done A SQUAT???
My. Legs. Equal. JELLO!!!!!!!!!!!
But in true HARD CORE fashion - I told you I can't STAND it when there is something that I can't physically do.... so me and my hard head came home and watched a "correct squat" video.
And I decided to "practice" my form with a broom.
A BROOM people..... one single solitary LIGHT ASS broom!
I put it on my back, as though I were holding a bar back there....... with absolutely NO WEIGHT on it.
And I squatted down.
AND I FELL!!!!!!!
FLAT on my DERRIERE!!!!!!!!!!
Not because the broom weighed too much
and not because I lost my balance...
but for NO other reason than my legs are J.E.L.L.O!!!!!!
I could do NOTHING but sit in my bathroom floor in my house all alone in front of the mirror and just freaking laugh my butt off!!!!!!!!!!!
So now that I have COMPLETELY embarrassed myself for the evening, me and my jello legs are gonna try to take it easy tonight..... no more practicing with my broom.
My poor Coach B!!! LOL
He must be so proud ;-)
SERIOUSLY though... I do have a GREAT coach and he was very supportive and PATIENT with me tonight .....
(I'm a COMPLETE whiny butt when I work out... I don't wanna quit - I just wanna cry about it... and you just have to tell me to shut up and do it...)
All in all - it was a GOOD first work out back in the gym - and I'm totally PUMPED for more!!
I may not have done a CORRECT squat tonight
and I might have just FALLEN flat on my BEHIND in my own bathroom floor....
I can tell you - that picture up there in my blog - of that chick doing the bench press....
BAD INCORRECT FORM!!!
I DO know that!!!!!!
And I did at LEAST have good form on the bench press!!!
Mission Impossible IS possible!!!
Just you wait and see!
(After I find my legs again!!) :)