True story. I was at the gym the other day working my back, biceps, and legs. I had designed a short HIIT workout comprising of mainly plyometrics to do after I was done lifting. But as the lifting portion of my workout was drawing to an end, the HIIT workout I had planned looked a little more daunting. I was tired and didn't know if I had the energy to do all that jumping and flopping around. It would've be so much easier to just do a quick 2 mile run on the treadmill and call it a day...
But as I stared at the workout I had written down for myself, I decided I was going to do it. Sure, it was going to be a challenge, but that's the point, right? Working out and training isn't always supposed to be easy or comfortable. Running 2 miles would be very comfortable- so what's the point? They would be junk miles. And I have been making an effort not to run junk miles. So I had no other choice. The decision had been made. I was going to do the horrible workout I concocted because it WOULD be a challenge. I needed to PUSH MYSELF!
Here's what I did...
I thought it would take me 20-22 minutes but it took 32 minutes. I took no breaks except to grab a quick sip of water.
My challenge is not for you to do this exact workout. My challenge for you is to do something that PUSHES you the next time you want to take the easy way out!
You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them.
What's the last terrible workout you did?