Man, I’ve been a giant slacker this past week. I kept making excuses to not go to the gym and get in my workouts. I think I was bored with what I was doing. I made the executive decision to say f-you to the last two workouts of the Base Phase of FBB and move on to the next stage, Defining Yourself.
The book doesn’t specifically come out and say “do 6 A workouts and 6 B workouts”. It says to try to do 3 workouts a week and to stay in each stage for 4 weeks. Well, that works out to 6 of each if you do 3 a week. Well, I don’t always get in 3 workouts a week (though I’m going to make that more of a priority from now on) so what am I supposed to do? 12 workouts? or 4 weeks?
Well, I got in 5 of each workout in about 4 weeks, so, let’s say that’s ok.
On my way home from work yesterday I was feeling kind of off. I sort of chalked it up to motion sickness from reading on my phone in the car, but it might have been something I ate too. I had a quick cat nap when I got home and them put on my workout gear and headed to the gym. Now, any other day that I was feeling nauseous like that on a planned workout day, I probably would have taken the day off, but because of the excuses I mentioned earlier I wasn’t about to let myself talk myself out of it yesterday. I figured it was my first time through the A workout of the new phase, so I could take it easy and focus on learning the new movements.
Yeah, I forgot about the taking it easy part.
The thing that really killed me, I think, was the assisted chin-ups. I’m nowhere near strong enough to bust out a single unassisted chin-up, let along 6-8 of them, and since my gym is the suck they don’t have resistance bands, so I did my chin-ups on the assisted chin-up machine thingy.
Even assisting myself with about half my body weight (I figured that would be a good place to start) they were haaaaard. But that’s sort of the point, isn’t it? Even after my first (of 2) sets I was feeling extra yucky. After the second set I’m sure that I was pale as a ghost. And I still had one super set of 2 exercises to finish!
I sat on a bench for a little bit trying to use my brain to convince my body that I was ok and could keep going. I wanted to, at the very least, get one set of the last 2 exercises in. And I did. And then I was done.
I went down to get my purse and bag from my locker and nearly lost it when I had to cut through the aerobics studio. Holy hot and humid batman.
I started the drive home with my windows all the way down and got about 2/3 of the way (it’s 3.3 km from the gym to my house) before my mouth started to fill with saliva and I knew I had to pull over.
I ended up leaving my afternoon snack in a parking lot just off the street. Oops. And ew.
I got home and just curled up in a ball on the couch until my H got home. At which point he offered to make me Kraft Dinner for dinner (that was all I could think about eating at the time) so I played Lego Star Wars.
Next time, I think I’ll stay home.