Today I did a push-up variation for my 44. I used my yoga blocks –
I just put my hands on the blocks for the push-ups so it was a very slight change from a standard push-up.
And, I sort of cheated because I counted these 44 push-ups as part of my 50 for the core challenge. (I did the 90 second plank first and then did 50 instead of 44 push-ups.)
Today was the first time in months that I did a Turbo Fire workout and it was so much fun!! I did Fire 55EZ – don’t let the EZ fool you – this is 55 minutes of high intensity, non-stop moving.
During the cool down, Chalean made a comment that has me curious. She said that people tend to work harder in group settings because someone is watching them.
This statement really got me thinking because I rarely workout with a group – usually I’m in my basement alone either with a DVD or on the treadmill – however, I feel like I put in just as much effort as I would if I were at the gym.
The way I see it, I get up at 5:00 am for a reason!!!
I don’t want to waste that time putting in a half-hearted effort during my workouts whether I’m running, lifting, cross-training -whatever I’m doing.
I think that this is something I will really focus on for the next few days and make sure that I feel like I’m working as hard as I would if I were surrounded by other people doing the same thing – definitely something to think about!!!
What about you? Do you work harder when you are in a group setting?