Lately, I have had a problem getting up in the morning. I think this is because my current job has a “late” start time of 9:00am. Normally my jobs have started at 8:30am at the latest. That start time forces me to get up and do whatever I need to in the morning so that I can get to work and get things done.
In any event, this past week I have been making a serious effort to get up in the mornings to go workout. Mainly because hopefully next week I will have my 6:30am SPIN class that I will be teaching at Bucktown Athletic Club on Thursdays. Anyway, this week I was able to finally get up early on Wednesday to go to TRX. This was probably because of not really being able to sleep of late due to a variety of things that have been stressing me out.
Turns out, going to TRX was a really good thing this week. Sure a tiny bit of my soul died during this class (a story for another day), but I can say that I have finally conquered this workout. It actually felt, dare I say, easy to do. While I still can’t do a pike (because my feet always slip in the TRX) I was able to hold the plank the whole time as well as doing the oblique crunches with ease.
I suppose for this type of workout, it really does make a difference for me to actually eat a little something before class. Of course, it could also have been “easy” because I was up for a bit of time before class so that I could be fully awake. No matter as after the class, I now feel completely ready to teach my own class in addition to getting the most out of the workouts when I take it.
Now to conquer a few more workouts. I think I am on the road to supreme success with full push ups now as well. And that makes me extremely happy to think I actually have upper body strength. Hopefully I can get it to the same freakish level as my leg strength.