I went to the gym twice today…
I wore all black with an adorable pumpkin cut-out shirt my mom had made years ago, and I looked very festive.
And I loved it.
And, though it occurred to me that I would be doing the exact same workout in the afternoon as I had done at 5-ish in the morning, if I went a second time to the gym, I never really resolved the question of whether it made sense or was a good idea.
I had simply thought yesterday of how I needed to make up having missed so much the past few days (and couple weeks, really), and how I wouldn’t be able to go Saturday to the workout, and so mathed out that I needed to go twice today to meet my minimum desired attendance at the gym for the week…
I had many thoughts and considerations regarding what to do and what made the most sense, but never reached a consensus on anything, other than that the math needed me to go a second time one of the remaining days in the week…
And so, without having reached any resolution, really, I showed up again.
The coach commented only once on that he could have sworn I had been there this morning, and I agreed with him.
Otherwise, he accepted easily my being there and doing the workout again, which I took as approval enough on the physical side of things (in terms of working the same muscles too much, or something like that – I know well enough when to stop myself for safety and all, of course).
It turned out that I worked out even harder this afternoon than I did this morning, and I think it was because I knew what was ahead of me and that I had already done it with certain weights and pacing… and so I increased the weights appropriately and cautiously, and really took on the workout for the struggle it was intended to be.
Not that I went easy this morning, but I improved technique on some things this afternoon, and I generally have more energy in the afternoons anyway, so I was able to do more altogether this afternoon.
Plus, I took a different option on the part where we could choose which task to do, thereby working out a different muscle set for that activity to round off the workout.
So, I just went harder and heavier this afternoon, and felt awesomely proud of myself for being absurd in such a silly way today.
Go, me. 😀
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