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Body Back: Cookout or workout? Burgers or burpees?

It’s Memorial Day. I’d be lying if I said I was thrilled to go to class tonight. Cookout or workout? Burgers or burpees?

It’s Memorial Day. I’d be lying if I said I was thrilled to go to class tonight. Cookout or workout? Burgers or burpees? This is another time when having people there to hold you accountable can really come in handy. I can honestly say that if there weren’t other people expecting me to be at class, there is NO WAY I would have gone.

We were indoors tonight due to weather. So I guess a cookout was probably out of the question anyway. As I pulled into the parking lot I notice the Dairy Queen line was really long on this particular evening. Have I mentioned that there is a DQ right next to our indoor location? And Hana wants us to cut out added sugars. Come on! I decided that after tonight’s class I would reward myself with some ice cream. I deserved it, I’m working out on a holiday!

With class indoors it means no running and potentially less cardio, however it definitely does not mean the class is any easier. Tonight we focused on slow movements, emphasizing technique and the quality of the movement versus the quantity of movements. We were challenged to do handstands (against a wall, thank goodness) and hold them for a minute. After about 15 seconds my entire body was shaking. But we did it. We all did it.

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While holding the handstand I had a realization come over me. I thought I would motivate myself to work harder by thinking about the ice cream I was going to get after class. However, I realized I don’t deserve to get ice cream. I deserve to NOT get ice cream. I am working HARD, and have been working hard for almost 4 weeks now. I want to reward myself for my hard work by continuing to reward my body, not taking steps backwards. So after class I drove right passed the DQ without stopping. I went home and had some fruit, with a little sugar sprinkled on top. I mean I’m not completely perfect.

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