I haven’t written about my Summer of Strength challenge in forever. Actually, the last time I wrote about SOS was immediately following the tornado. I was all optimistic that I was going to power through and keep on track even though my world was literally collapsing in on me.
I was wrong. Physically and emotionally, the beginning of this summer was really, really difficult.I don’t want to be one to spew excuses, but I ran into some hurdles that definitely put my SOS challenge on the back burner. But none of that matters now, because I can safely say for the past 6 weeks, I’ve been kicking some major muscle. I’ve found myself in the gym, wanting to throw around weights instead of wanting to hop on a cardio machine. Weight-lifting makes me feel strong and empowered, something I’ve never felt from 30 minutes on the elliptical.
My self-imposed SOS deadline was Labor Day, which happens to be in a little over a week, and I can safely tell you that I will not achieve any of my three goals. That being said, I finally feel like I’ve gotten into a good, challenging and muscle-building training habit. That’s a victory in-and-of-itself!
But, I’m not one to quit. What I am one to do is extend my deadline. I so desperately want to succeed in my three goals that I’ll be extending the challenge by two months (I figure that’s the least I should get for going through a tornado, two ankle sprains, and death in the family at the beginning of the summer).
So we’ll revisit that boy push-up and 3 minute plank on Halloween, k? And I’ll definitely be hitting up the Bod Pod again.