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A hefty weight

November 15th, 2010 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal

I got through my second Booty Camp session this evening. There were a few times I thought I would have to stop and a few exercises that my body just wouldn’t let me do as many reps as we were supposed to.

I knew that pushups were going to be a problem going in to this class. I knew this because they have always been a problem for me. I have never been able to do more that a few ‘regular’ pushups and even the form with knees on the ground has proven difficult. I have weak wrists. They are ridiculously small compared to the rest of my body. Right now I also happen to be wearing a brace to help with carpel tunnel syndrome.

Tonight we did one set of exercises that went: 5 jumps, 10 punches, 10 kicks, 10 knees-up, 5 pushups

We were with partners and we took turns doing these sets, doing four total. By the second rep I could barely get myself back up off the floor.

I should mention that these sets followed burpees, squats, lunges, and an exercises that began with us laying on the floor.

It frustrates me to no end that after maybe half an hour of exercise I was incapable of lifting my own body weight. I just couldn’t do it.

I can’t handle thinking that I’m too unfit to lift myself off the ground when I’m tired. I need a smaller, stronger body, I need stronger ankles. I need to know that I’m strong enough to take care of myself and react when I need to.

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