Cardio 5 x a week now!!! So excited to start shredding!!!
WARNING LONG POST!
I'm so thankful I have a coach like @getfitted_tp to put up with my difficult old self! Cardio on the treadmill has not been easy because the last time I ran was about 12 years ago when I attempted to join track in high school. Actually, I'm lying, I ran once after that when I was running away from Leatherface (Texas chain saw massacre) at a haunted house but anyway that's besides the point. Let's just say I soon realized (by soon I mean right after running my first 400m run and was the LAST one to finish ♀️) that running was just not for me. I absolutely hate it and yes I've tried long distance and never felt the "runners high" so instead I did what I do best and love...which is dance! I later discovered Zumba and just stuck with dancing for cardio ever since. With this program my coach has me under, I'm required to use the treadmill. Trust me when I saw the speed and time I had to do this past week I thought I was going to DIE! (Yes I'm a bit dramatic at times but only when needed) I'm not the type of person that gives up easily, or likes to complain, so I decided to just do it! Before even completing the time (less than half way ) my ankles were hurting and the chin splints were so bad I had to stop. I immediately thought to myself "Maybe I'm too old for this" and " How am I supposed to kill this prep if I can't do the cardio". That really brought me down but I talked to him about it and with his guidance I've been slowly getting better at it. He could have easily changed it for me but instead gave me some tips of stretching and rolling before which YES I know....that obviously works but remember ...I'm not a runner so never really had to deal with chin splints or my ankles feeling like they are 80 years old. Anyway I have been doing what I can and slowly adding time so that my body gets conditioned for it and eventually be able to do the full time on the treadmill I'm required to do. I already feel accomplished for the progress so far and for not giving up. I couldn't feel more thankful. Thanks Coach for pushing me. #GetFitted