My Instagram post last night was a goal I made for myself this morning. Burn 800 calories in 60 minutes. So this morning, I woke up with the enthusiasm to do just that. I was absolutely psyched and ready to KILL IT. The results? I burned 875 calories—but in 100 minutes. Am I discouraged that I didn’t meet my goal? Absolutely not. Just when I thought I was already training hard enough, today proved to me that I can go even harder, that my body and my mind has potential that I have yet to tap into. I trained for 100 minutes and was in the zone for 90 minutes. That means the whole time I was in the gym, I was only out of my heart rate zone for 10 minutes. I can tell you it never slipped below 65%. I kept my rests to a bare minimum. Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly do anymore reps, I pushed myself to do 5 more then 5 turned into 10. Ball slams were performed with all of the power I had in me. I felt like I was in my own little dungeon gasping for breath and groaning like a baby hulk. (HAHA) My face was covered in sweat, strands of my hair were falling down into my face, my shirt was drenched, and despite that at one point I was on my knees trying to catch my breath, I continued to PUSH myself to full capacity.
I tried and I failed but never will I fail to try. Now I know I can push myself even harder than I did today.
If you follow me on Instagram this was 2 days ago:
I increased the intensity and the maximum percentage by 3. It felt amazing.
The best part was at the end of my workout I ran straight to the water fountain to get my sip on. A huge man approached me and said that watching me motivated him to work even harder. Wait, watching me? Creepy? Yes. But did it motivate me to keep doing what I do, oh yes! I giggled and said thank you. He then asked what pre-workout supplement I am using, I told him my natural energy + a rice cake with eggs. LOL. I don’t need supplements to give me buckwild energy when I have my own motivation.
In conclusion, the story ends like this: TRY AND FAIL BUT NEVER FAIL TO TRY. Not trying, not getting yourself out there to START is what will destroy you in the end. Make goals and aim to kill it. Even if you don’t meet your goals, you still work your ass off to get there. And that’s what makes you stand out from the rest.
Be fit. Be beautiful. Be unique.