Today I took another move from Evil Cyber and adapted it a bit to make it my 43. He did reverse barbell curls but I decided to do the same reverse curls with dumbbells. This works your forearms more than your biceps so it is a great way to work a different muscle!! (one I rarely even think about)
It is the same set-up as a bicep curl except your palms face down so that on the up part of the curl they are facing away from your body –
43 of these weren’t too hard – the last 10 I struggled a little. (I used 10 pound dumbbells.)
And another day of working out = another day of Insanity Asylum!!! Today it was Vertical Plyo – jumps, jumps and more jumps!!! I can tell that I’ve made some improvements because at the end of the 40 minutes of
torture plyo the last move is a lateral jump. You stand next to the super versatile agility ladder –
and do a side jump over it!!! The first time I did this workout I failed at every attempt! (I fold 1 rung of the ladder over so it is only 3 rungs to jump for this move.) Today I cleared the ladder (3 rungs) 13 times (you do the move for 1 minute)!!!!
Today was also beach bootcamp – we did a fun “surprise move” type workout – it was nice because it was very much self-paced. And, good news – lots more JUMPING!!!
The other day at 5:30 am I was having a hard time deciding what to do for my 43. Odd, because I have lists (spreadsheets actually because I’m a nerd and love to make spreadsheets!!!) that I’ve made with all my ideas and I keep adding to them so I have lots of choices. The problem is if I don’t have a plan when I get up
at the butt crack of dawn so early, I am at a complete lack of inspiration.
So this lack of inspiration in the mornings has caused me to start thinking about where I get my inspiration – for working out or even just life in general. And, I realized that I have lots of people that inspire me and lots of places that I get ideas from.
- My boys inspire me a lot – they have come up with some very unique moves for me to try for some of my 43s this year (not all are actually doable but still….). I love the fact that they like to help and be part of this goal I have. They also inspire me to make play and enjoying life part of my day.
- Chris inspires me – not necessarily about my workouts but always about how to be a better, kinder, more patient, more caring person. I try to emulate him when I talk to people (listen more, talk less) – I still have a long way to go on this one but I’m trying.
- Bloggers have inspired me in 100s of ways during the 9 months since I’ve started my blogging journey. I’ve gotten many workout ideas from so many different people. Training tips (running and otherwise), ideas for equipment/workout gear/running stuff and more recipes than I will ever be able to try!!! Plus, the sense of community that I’ve found inspires me to keep blogging!!
There are other things/people that inspire me – way to many to list.
Thinking of all the ways that I’m inspired made me question how, or even if, I inspire anyone. That one is a lot harder. I like to think that I inspire my boys to try their best no matter what they are doing – school work, musical instruments, running, working out, playing games…
But – am I living my life in a way that actually inspires others? I hope so!!
Who/what inspires you?
(I’m going to my 3rd Zumba class tonight – watch it, soon I’ll be making a Zumba video!! Just kidding about the video – that would be torture for all involved!)