you think 20 seconds is a long time?

in honor of motivation monday:

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tabata training uses 20 seconds of high intensity work followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeated for 4 minutes (or 8 cycles).

tabata is deceptively difficult. tonight’s workout we held each of the following: (parenthesis are editorial add, however they should have been provided by our trainer!)

  • L-sit(scaled – basically hold yourself up in the rings any way you can)
  • chin over bar (use that resistance band, you’re going to need it)
  • mid-pushup (not plank, not lying on floor, get up!  knees are ok)
  • hollow body

seems simple enough right? 20 seconds? how long is that?  well, quite frankly it was awful.  but it was 16 mins of grunting, and groaning. and now it’s done. my arms are sore. and i’m ready for bed.


in other news, i am determined to be more dedicated on my re-introduction of inflammatory foods now. i’ve stopped logging my meals and that was a bad decision. turns out, my stomach may react immediately to ice cream…but my skin may take a few days to react to…. well, i don’t know!  dang it. here’s the massive zit cropped up.

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tomorrow i go to therapy for my sprained ankle. i have not been wearing my brace. let’s hope i don’t get yelled at.


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