This week I decided it was time to get back in shape. Not just generally fit, but in condition for martial arts. So I’m using Rushfit. Here are some problems I ran into:
1. I started on Tuesday instead of Monday, so I skipped the Day 1 Strength & Endurance workout because I want to leave Tuesdays as just cardio given that I have iaido on Tuesdays. I also want my main rest day to be Sunday because that’s an iaido day.
2. Wednesday was supposed to be Abs & Core, but my abs were still killing me from playing too hard with my toddler buddy, so I did the Day 1 workout instead, or tried too. I think they put the hardest workout too soon in the program. It was daunting. I had to skip the core stuff. I also didn’t have weights and could only find one weight instead of two at the store. At least I did some of it. I had a date planned the next day involving a lot of walking, so I didn’t want to kill myself and have a bad time on the date.
3. I had to start getting up earlier which is a monumental task for me. This week I read an article that said early risers have less inflammation in their bodies and anything I can do to keep inflammation at bay is a good thing. Plus, if I can get up earlier on the weekends, I will have more time to write. So far, I’m failing at this one.
4. I can’t make it through a whole workout yet. They’re almost two hours long! Hell, I barely make it through the warmups. Yesterday, I was close on the stretching one though. I liked that one. Today, I decided to do my own thing that was shorter as I was short on time. Mainly? I practiced martial arts.
Hopefully, next week will be more successful. I figure it’s not terrible that I’m struggling given that George St. Pierre sweats buckets while doing it and he works out a lot more than I do.
Well, back to work as I have plans this evening.