Monday, March 17, 2014

Good Day and Prep Work

My Workout Notebook
Today, I put a few new entries into my work out note book. At risk of repeating myself, the gym was pretty much the best part of my day -yet again. Not only for getting 100lbs over my head over once, but for the audience I unexpectedly attracted.

When I'm there with Trainer Guy, I'm usually too focused to notice too many people in the weight room (unless they are exceptionally loud or something). This time, I attracted a few friendly people of the silver variety who rooted me on and had some great questions about personal training, weight lifting, etc. It gave me a little extra pep in my step. It was fun and flattering. One asked me what my goals were.

I hadn't given it a ton of thought, but "To get stronger," was the only thing that came out of my mouth.

I mean, we all know how my relationship with lifting and HIIT started (and if you don't, take a quick peak at Trainaversary 1, 2, 2.5, and 3 by clicking on the numbers for a crash course). My initial goal was "to lose weight". And I've lost weight. I put on 10 lbs immediately though so "weight" is all relative.

But my gut instinct and instant answer to the question is true. Sometimes there is a specific event I'm training for, but in the mean time, it's a lifestyle thing. As cliche as that sounds, it's true. And I know that, if I keep it up, when those events roll around, I won't be scrambling. I mean, I did a Crossfit competition with 3 days notice... THREE DAYS! That wouldn't have been possible if I had thrown in the towel when I thought I wasn't going to be able to register.

I got some more information on Tuesday soccer night, which makes me feel a bit more confident, and I was able to bounce the idea off Trainer Guy, who's advice was pretty much along the lines of 'strike while the iron is hot'. It looks like there are women's pick up games of all skill levels held through on Tuesdays. Pick up games cost the same amount and it'll get me out of the house and connecting with a different group of people than the Sunday soccer crowd, and it might give me a chance to hone my skills in one or two games. Sounds like a good way to pass Tuesday night, and I won't have to commit to a team and pay for games I can't attend, since I'll be traveling a bit in April and May. So I'll see what tomorrow brings!

Sometimes all you can do is prep, and see how things go.

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