Monday, March 14, 2011
This is War
I have talked about how my legs, lower body continues to frustrate me before. I was sort of coming around to accepting it in some ways. This is just where I am losing at a slower pace. It's also classically where I have been heavier so therefore the loss in some ways is in proportion. I saw Egon, my trainer on Saturday and he had mentioned we were really going to focus on my legs. He has clearly never been so serious about something ever. I have experienced great results with him. I am definitely stronger and leaner. Today I am in such pain it is unreal. I was sore yesterday, but manageable. I took a bath, soaked in some epsom salts and figured I was going to be in okay shape. I was so wrong. Walking is trying today. Walking. I have not been this sore since two years ago when I first started training. At first it sort of bummed me out, like I thought I had made all this progress but clearly I haven't if I am this sore. Then I reflected on our session. I did 1.5 hours of strength training purely dedicated to my legs. I did leg presses with 230 pounds of weight on it. I pressed more then I weigh. Weak legs can not do that. Strong legs can. Not only can strong legs do it but legs that are going to look amazing. Instead of dwelling on the negative or focusing on what I am not or do not look like I am going to be excited. This war that has been declared on my legs is going to yield some amazing results if I stick with it. It's hard to stick with what makes you feel weak and not always see it's not weakness it's a new stage and level. Everything I have done up until this point has lead to me being able to do this. I want legs I am proud of and feel represent the work I have put into them and there is no way that will not happen if I keep doing what Egon has me doing. My options would either be get a walker, or have the best legs I can sculpt with hard work. Cardio burns calories but strength training changes your shape. I look forward to seeing what today's hobbling leads to in reshaping me down the line.