– my macros dropped just a bit this week – perhaps I am feeling that? Nope – in every gym workout this week I have seen the reps or weight go up compared to last week. That’s not it.
– I worked out hard this week and did the stair sprints, so maybe I am worn out? Again my workouts were intense and focused and I saw progress in every one. I may be a bit worn out, but I have fueled my body optimally all week, have had plenty of water and fluids and have been in bed at a decent time all week. Besides, this cardio takes 17-23 minutes and it’s done. I have a whole day of stuff to do, regardless. Why not use those 17-23 minutes and then be tired the rest of the day?
I worked outside in the sun all week? Again – I was careful with myself to not be out in the worst heat during the day and increased my water intake to be sure I stayed hydrated each and every day. Plus, it’s early yet so the temps and humidity will only get worse if I wait til later to do my cardio.
And that was it. All excuses were proven invalid. It was time to simply do what I knew needed to be done and to do it with every ounce of energy and focus I had.
And so it began. The first round was a little rough and I felt clumsy on my feet. I had a quick thought of just stopping there. But it was a quick thought and in the next round I nailed it and felt great. The switch had flipped and the battle was on. I wasn’t going down until it was over. From there, I was unstoppable and while it was only cardio, it was one of my best jump rope HIIT sessions to date.