So I mentioned awhile ago that I would be starting Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping shortly and wanting to know others who’d gone through a similar program.
I was CRUSHED when I went through orientation and I couldn’t do 1 single full sit-up. I could not get my upper half from the ground to my knees… even cheating and using my arms to help swing me up by swinging them forward first … I couldn’t do it. I had been thrilled on my pushups. I thought I’d maybe get one or two done, but I got 21 of the girl (from the knees) done! I was so thrilled, I thought I was going to get similar or better for sit-ups. No, I couldn’t do 1. NOT ONE! Then I went and id the mile “run”. I figured I’d rock this one out (for me). I had spent a lot of time on the treadmills. I’d started jogging. I figured if I pushed I could do a 13-14 min mile… I mean after all it was only 1 mile. It was the hardest mile I think I’d ever done. I couldn’t jog for most of it, and my shins hurt worse than I’d ever experienced. My time? 15:32 seconds. The end for that day was a snowy, wet, dreary let down. The sit-ups though bothered me the most.
Beyond orientation I have only attended 9 sessions, but on that 9ths session I DID A FULL SITUP! It wasn’t elegant, I did have to use my arms in front of me in the air to help propel me…. BUT I DID IT! I DID IT I DID IT!
Considering Monday felt like I was trying to kill myself, I had started wondering if I was going to be able to do even one by week 5… I mean what if I couldn’t do one by week 10!? It appears my fears and worrying was worthless, because after busing my butt for only a week and a half I can already see progress. I not only did 1 sit-up I did about 10. It took awhile, but I cannot describe the victory.
Sometimes, it really is about the small victories.
My vlog on the matter lol. http://youtu.be/mi9rfhaFwwY