Last night I completed Day1 of Week 4 of the Hundred Push up Challenge. Whew! I really struggled through the second set of 22, but the next two sets weren’t as tough.
Tuesday is traditionally my gym day, and I will usually go to a yoga or spin class. However yesterday I gave short presentations to two classes in the afternoon, so I wanted to look put together and not be wearing workout attire (note: it took me literally five tries to spell “attire” correctly-thank God for spell check). I thought about heading to the gym after my 9 pm meeting, but I just was not in the mood.
Sometimes going to the gym is uninspiring. I look around and wonder why exactly I thought it was a good idea to come and battle it out for a spot at the elliptical (our gyms at UNC are always packed with students in the evenings). So instead of actually working out, I just wrote down the interval workout that I tend to do on the elliptical when I do go to the gym. This workout keeps me so focused on reaching the next level that the miles literally do fly by! I love the fact that it focuses on distance instead of time, so I am not staring at the timer and willing it to speed up. I usually end up doing three to four miles with these intervals, and am sweating like crazy by minute ten. I have only ever done this on the Life Fitness brand elliptical, so you might have to adjust the level to your machine requirements/comfort.
What motivates you to workout?